Today starts a week of gay-related reasons:

Reason #7 Why I’m a Democrat: Paul and I have been together for nearly 18 years. We are married in every way except legally. President Obama and the Democratic Party support full marriage quality. Romney and the Republicans support an amendment to the Constitution that defines marriage as an institution between a man and a woman. According to his spokeswoman, Romney also believes that it should be left to states to decide whether to grant same-sex couples certain benefits, such as hospital visitation rights and the ability to adopt children. In other words, he believes that, if I were hospitalized the state rather than me should decide whether Paul would get to visit me.