Thursday, March 17, 2011

Watershed moment in politics of gay marriage

Talking Points Memo:

"What do I say to the idea that this [the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act] is a wedge issue? I say 'Hallelujah,'" Frank told reporters. "The fact that we've now evolved to the point where the Republicans are complaining about the fact that we introduced this bill because it causes them political problems is a great sign of progress. It used to be the other way around."

I think when we look back on this era, we'll be amazed at how quickly opinions changed on this.

Now let's get started on ending drug prohibition...

Bonus Quote on this topic from DougJ on Balloon Juice:

A lot of talk about how marriage equality is now an issue that works in Democrats’ favor. You know what that means. It means Republicans give up on the issue and start looking for some new shiny “cultural issue” to distract people with.

The theocons who profess to care deeply about the “sanctity of marriage” will go gentle under that good bus, the way they always do.

As I've said before, twenty years from now, the American Right will deny they were ever against gay equality, just as they now deny they were ever against racial equality.


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