Lets put all the facts that we know, have talked about for years, and fought over in one neat paragraph.
During the 2004 elections, George W. Bush’s campaign, managed by a closeted gay man, pushed a series of anti-gay ballot initiatives across the country. The House of Representatives, led by a male speaker who allegedly sexually assaulted a male minor, moved a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage after beating back attempts to strengthen hate crimes legislation. And the White House, led in part by a vice president with a lesbian daughter, eagerly encouraged a conservative evangelical base hostile to gay rights.
Now on cue, throw up.
The Huffington Post has a great read about this matter. In spite of all the nasty and mean-spirited nature conservative Republicans displayed over the years the gay community has prevailed. We put one gay face at a time in every setting from family reunions to every profession in this land and demanded change. And it worked.
The conservatives lost on the issue of gay marriage.
This nation can always come out on top if we stay strong and never lose sight of our goal. Gay men and women did that and now the same sense of purpose can work again when it comes to income inequality in this country.