Dick Cheney and Laura Bush plead support for marriage equality
For an issue so heavily debated, so emotionally fraught, so politically polarizing, it turns out that same-sex marriage is shaping up to be one of the most unifying, bi-partisan-friendly battles to come along in decades. And a new campaign is out to prove that equality isn't just for liberals.
It's hard to believe that just four short years ago, the idea of marriage equality in America was still so unusual, so outside the box, that it opponents were likening it to an angry weather system. Brrrrrrr … Scary!
Since then, we've seen same-sex marriage approved in several more states and the District of Columbia; we've had public figures like Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Johnny Weir announce their engagements with nary a raised eyebrow. And, significantly, we've had our president state his unequivocal support for marriage equality, and then watched him get reelected, and become the first president to mention it in his inauguration speech. It was just last month that Barack Obama told the world, "Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. For if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well."