Equality Roundup: National Exhalation Day
Whew. We made it. And we won!
Slate talks about the freedom to marry strategy. The short of it? A vindication for the campaign mode of appealing to reluctant voters emotionally. Heart cooks brain, essentially, and we finally made it work for us.
Ta-Nehisi Coates puts it in a hopeful context of a more representative America.
L.A. Times on Maryland and Maine, first to call freedom to marry. (We heard about Washington from a little birdie, maybe you saw it on Facebook.
Sally Ride was the first LGBT woman in space (that we know about); hopefully her successors kept that in mind when they voted.
Check out all those LGBT freshmen (and women — freshmembers?) heading to Washington, DC.
The NY Times reminds us that sometimes equality happens by leaps.
With the defeat of Prop. 32, California rejected an elaborate money-laundering scheme from the Koch Bros. and other opponents of equality.