It's Happening Fast Now

Today Andrew Sullivan articulated something I've been giving a lot of thought to lately:

How amazing that marriage equality, once wielded by Ken Mehlman and Karl Rove as their key weapon in winning Ohio and the presidency in 2004, now threatens to kill the GOP as a national brand. With every year that passes, every attack on gays is now felt by growing numbers of their own family members, friends, co-workers and neighbors. There’s a multiplier effect here. 

I'm proud that so many people of my Baby Boom generation had the courage to come out and that enough of us hetero folks were happy to welcome this profound development. My life is enriched in so many ways because of it. We laid the groundwork for a younger generation who are transcending the old stigmas of sexual orientation in a really big way. In the same post, Sullivan reports that recent polling shows that 81 percent of people under the age of 30 favor marriage equality. Quite simply, this is a stunning development.


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