Recently, we proposed that, so far as same-sex marriage goes, "it's all over but the shouting." That is, the tide has turned so rapidly and so irreversibly that the Supreme Court's pending decisions, whatever they turn out to be, are likely to be rendered moot by lawmakers. Maybe not today, as Rick told Ilsa, maybe not tomorrow, but someday and for the rest of your life.
Today, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) became the 50th senator and the 2nd Republican to back same-sex marriage. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) has announced that her views are "evolving," which means that she will switch over unless somebody offers her a lot of money not to.
Fifty means a dead heat. Fifty-one means a majority. Of course, it takes 60 to be unstoppable, but the dominoes are falling.