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View Diary: WOW: Sens. Mark Begich and Jay Rockefeller both come out for marriage equality! (27 comments)

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  •  Literally, I can recall a time (7+ / 0-)

    not so many years ago, before this was an issue. "Marriage equality" wasn't talked-about, wasn't on anybody's radar, wasn't even dreamed-of.

    How times change. To me, recent strides for marriage equality have had the feel of an ice-floe that has long been undercut by a current, suddenly giving way.

    One reason this victory pleases me, is that it elevates other human-rights issues prominence. I'm thinking of women's rights and status in society. Access to contraception. Safe and legal abortion. All of these have been under direct and concerted attack in recent years. Yet all repression of women is harder for bigots to defend when the very nature of marriage and family are so starkly thrown into question.

    It's one reason haters are absolutely terrified.

    Thanks for the diary.

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 08:53:01 AM PDT

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