Glenn Greenwald: Obama’s historic affirmation of same-sex marriage

Glenzilla weighs in at The Guardian ..

To understand the significance of Obama’s action, a bit of historical context is required. In 1996, the British writer Andrew Sullivan published a book, Virtually Normal, which advocated legal recognition of the marriages of same-sex couples. So radical was that idea back then – a mere 16 years ago – that very few gay citizens, and almost no gay groups, endorsed it. Instead, Sullivan told me, “I was actually picketed at book stores” by one gay group, which “had placards with my face on them and cross-hairs placed in between my eyes.” And, he recalled, the Human Rights Campaign Fund (the nation’s largest LGBT advocacy group) “refused to use the word marriage until the new millennium.”

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