“In 1958, nine years before the Court ruled in Loving v. Virginia that miscegenation laws were unconstitutional, Gallup polled people about interracial marriages.
_____% of whites opposed them?
…and the winner is… 94%!”
So as appalling as it is that half of our society still has a problem with gay marriage, the big picture offers some comfort. 50 years ago, support for gay marriage would not be anywhere close to where it is today. We may not win this round, but the dialog has been advanced tremendously, and society as a whole is slowly waking up to the parallels between homophobia and racism.
We’ll get there. Someday.