The long road to same-sex marriage

Same-sex marriage isn’t some overnight cause, some progressive novelty, especially not when it’s put in its proper context, as part of a struggle for gay rights that has been plenty long, patient and painful.

Gay Marriage’s Moment, Frank Bruni @ New York Times

My soapbox: Defense of marriage was never just about marriage, it was a legal rationale for a broad spectrum of discrimination and opposition to same-sex relationships. Which is why it was passed in states like Indiana where a handful of employers were considering limited domestic-partnership benefits.