Tuesday, April 23, 2013

today in marriage equality

once again, i'm struck by how quickly attitudes have changed about gay marriage. it wasn't that long ago opening supporting gay marriage was tantamount to political suicide. then the courts started ruling in favor of gay marriage, but commentators noted that gay marriage was not being approved by elected officials.

that was just a few years ago. today, a gay marriage bill passed the house in delaware, the nevada senate voted to repeal that state's ban on same sex marriage, and a rhode island senate committee approved a marriage equality law. on top of that, the rhode island bill is favored by every republican in the state senate. and when i wrote "today", i really mean today. all of those things happened on april 23, 2013.