How Obama Set the Tone for a Quiet Revolution in Gay Rights

The Guardian
May 24, 2009
With two lesbians shortlisted for America's supreme court and more than 30 gay men and lesbians appointed to senior posts by the president, the US is witnessing an unprecedented cultural change that is reshaping politics, media, and popular culture. The most visible sign is the flurry of states legalising the freedom to marry. As Massachusetts celebrated five years of marriage for gay couples this year, Connecticut, Vermont, Maine and Iowa came on board. New Hampshire is on the verge, as is New York. [link]