Social change? Forget Law. How Do I Look?

“This is the position in which social conservatives find themselves: they don’t want to think of themselves (or have others think of them) as bigots, but the only arguments they can offer against marriage equality sound a lot like simple prejudice. They’ve changed a lot on the issue of gay rights — they’re more accepting, understanding, and generous than they once were — but they haven’t yet crossed the marriage line. “

It’s Not Me It’s You, Paul Waldman on The American Prospect

This was written about the Perry v Schwarzenegger case. But it illustrates how social shifts and ensuing shifts in self-conception make the real change. More than the law does. After How Do I Look comes How Do I Feel?

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