CHICAGO: Rosie tells Oprah that same-sex divorce is different from traditional divorce – why that is problematic

Yesterday, Rosie is quoted as telling Oprah Winfrey that same-sex divorce is different from traditional divorce between a man and a woman. That is problematic because by inference she is also saying that same-sex marriage is different from traditional marriage between one man and one woman. That one statement alone by Rosie O’Donnell arguably sets the same-sex marriage debate back by a few decades at least. The irony is, she didn’t even realize the subtext of what she said. Neither did a lot of people who heard her say it.