Here in Canada, the Gay Marriage debate has pretty much run its course. It has been legal for a gay/lesbian couple to get married for about a year now and society hasn't collapsed. However, there is a gay couple in Nova Scotia, both 69, that are shocked that the Roman Catholic Church will not give them communion unless they promise to remain celibate. Fair, enough, the Church belongs to the Pope and he can make the rules. But what I don't understand is, why would anyone want to belong to a Church that doesn't fit their lifestyle? What is it with folks (not just this couple and not just gay/lesbian folk either) that they insist that institutions that don't want them or accept their lifestyle/philosophy, change to accommodate them? The Church doesn't like your marriage and sexual orientation? Hmm, perhaps find a Church that accepts your marriage and orientation. Earlier this year, two twin sisters (both 17) sued to have the chance to play on the boys hockey team. This, despite the fact a girls team was also available at the school. Why? The players on the girls team weren't "good enough" to play at the level these two expected and would "hold them back". The court granted them the right to try out for the boys team and they did try out. Didn't make the cut, because they weren't good enough. Now, they don't play on any team and their "dream" of eventually playing pro hockey is trashed. Can't folks accept that sometimes there are rules for reasons or at least realize that there are occasions that when you change the rules, you change the essential quality of the thing you wanted to join? And, most usually, attendant and unwanted consequences. Guess I'll just never understand.