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Sunday, 28 June 2015 14:20

'Gay people are... family members, neighbors...'

Written by  Evan Wolfson, REUTERS, compiled by Team SCPA

Posted June 28, 2015

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Our friends in the LGBT community would say about the Supreme Court decision: it's about time. But all would have to acknowledge there has been a huge social change across the USA. It was a long time coming -- years and generations -- with literally untold anguish for many closeted friends, neighbors and family members. Here's excellent commentary about the 'successful social justice movement' from Reuters.
-- SCPA Editor

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How do you change the deeply held beliefs of a nation? Here’s one strategy.

REUTERS, by Evan Wolfson, April 17, 2015 updated June 25 2015

The transformation over the last 20 years in how Americans view gay people is the result of one of the most successful social justice movements of modern time.

The stunning shift has taken place because we have shown Americans who gay people are — that we are family members, neighbors and co-workers. With this awakened understanding, public support for the freedom to marry has now increased to 63 percent from 27 percent in 1996. There is majority support in every region of the country.

As recently as 10 years ago, Republican officials viewed the freedom to marry as a sure-fire wedge issue. But support for ending marriage discrimination is now a bipartisan political imperative across most of the United States. ...

http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/16/winning-the-freedom-to-marry-and-what-comes-next/

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