It dawned on me today that this is actually a pretty amazing time to live in, witnessing the evolution/progression of gay rights. You can clearly see the tide is turning:
- More states legalizing same-sex marriage
- Openly gay players in the NBA and NFL (hopefully)
- Openly gay policitians
- Increased pressure on oppositionists like the Boy Scouts of Ameria
I can only imagine this is similar to those who lived through the civil rights movement of the 50s and 60s. The devastating effect of racism and prejudice on our country and how oppositionists were in the majority, only to see their majority slip away as a result of brave individuals and enlightenment. That's what's happening today.
I wonder, will we look back on this time, years from now, celebrating our first gay president, the way we did our first black president? I certainly hope so.