Dan Savage on the ‘final frontier for full civil equality’

When Barack Obama voiced his support for same-sex marriage earlier this month, it made headlines around the world. He was praised by some as a champion for LGBT civil rights and derided by others as a political opportunist who was trying to drum up support in an election year. While the president’s statement does not impact any federal or state legislation regarding same-sex marriage, it does signal a larger shift in cultural attitudes. A recent poll commissioned by CBS and The New York Times shows that a large majority of Americans now support legal recognition of some form for same-sex unions.

In April, we spoke with syndicated sex-advice columnist and LGBT rights activist Dan Savage. He told us about the practical implications of same-sex marriage and why it’s become so important to the gay rights movement and the country as a whole.

 
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Comments

  • Honeyducote

    Another mean spirited Obama bully who contributes nothing to the conversation.

  • Tillyerkt

    Any “preferential”  treatment for “traditional” marriage should be eliminated rather than given to more special classes of individuals.  Why shouldn’t polygamists be given special privileges?  Where does it stop?  When no-one gets special treatment everyone is treated equally.