To Be Hip, We Need Gay Marriage

The CA legislature passed a bill to approve gay marriage. Here's WaPo's account of supporters' rationale.
Advocates of the bill, including Christine Chavez-Delgado, granddaughter of Cesar Chavez and an organizer of the United Farm Workers of America, and Willie L. Brown, former mayor of San Francisco, argued that the bill fit into California's sense of itself as a trendsetter for the rest of the country. In 1948, California's Supreme Court became the first state court to strike down a law prohibiting interracial marriage. And California in 1976 was among the first states to repeal sodomy statues.
Not that it will be good for citizens, not that it's just, not that studies from the Scandinavian countries shows goods --or at least no negatives-- from such a move. Just it would be hip. If the standard is going be "me first," I can think of more interesting social experiments to try.