Friday, December 28, 2012

Marriage Equality: 2012 in Review

2012 was certainly a HUGE year in the battle for marriage equality! The video above is the annual review from Matt Baume, now of the American Foundation for Equal Rights. The video description says:
“Here we are at the end of 2012, and after a year of amazing progress we're closer than ever to full federal marriage equality. Think about where we were a year ago with Prop 8, with DOMA, with marriage laws from state to state. So much has happened since then. So let's do a quick year-in-review to get you caught up with the progress we made in 2012, and where we're going to focus in 2013, including which states are the most likely to make headlines in the coming year.”
I said about last year’s video:
“The thing that struck me is how the momentum of the fight has clearly shifted in our direction, further evidence of which can be found in the increasingly shrill and strident tone of our opponents. The fact that polls are now in our favour bodes well for the future, and our success will come sooner, rather than later.”
That was certainly correct, because 2012 was a huge year for marriage equality—and this year he didn’t even mention overseas developments, like marriage equality clearing its first hurdle in New Zealand.

There will be more good news next year—more victories, more progress. The trend is now completely obvious for anyone who bothers to look and pay attention.

All of which is very good news, indeed.

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