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2 quick thoughts about same-sex marriage [Jun. 26th, 2015|11:47 pm]
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0) It was an utter joy updating the map. I still can't believe it happened! Nate Silver points out that change doesn't usually come this fast.

1) Somewhere around 10% of the population is gay (maybe 20%), but regardless of the number you pick, it's well less than the 60% of Americans that support same-sex marriage. We have a ton of straight allies who get no benefit from supporting us, but we wouldn't have made much progress without them. Thank you!

2) Elections matter. 2 of the 5 Supreme Court votes today were from justices appointed by Obama. If Obama hadn't gotten elected in 2008, I would probably not be writing this post tonight. Even today, none of the myriad of candidates running for the Republican nomination have come out in support of the ruling, and in fact none of them support same-sex marriage. Not a one!

Elections matter.
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From: brittongregory
2015-06-27 12:18 pm (UTC)
I've been surfing facebook this morning, generally basking in the glow but still somewhat in disbelief -- did this really just happen? It wasn't until I saw your map that the tears started coming. Love wins, my friends.
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[User Picture]From: gregstoll
2015-06-29 01:32 am (UTC)
Yeah, I've been getting emotional at random times :-)
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