"Even as the Republican candidates fight to see who can get furthest to the right, acceptance of gay people and gay marriage in the United States is moving briskly along. Gallup finds support for same-sex marriage now at 53 percent, up from 40 percent in 2008...Just two decades ago most Americans said they didn't know anyone who was gay. Now only 22 percent say that — a remarkable level of change. Acceptance and visibility rise in tandem."
"Republican leaders know that opposition to same-sex marriage is strong in their base right now but that young voters support marriage equality overwhelmingly. They don't want to lose a whole generation."
"If the federal court decision holds up in California and gay marriage is restored there, then almost a quarter of Americans will live in states with marriage equality."
"That sound you don't hear — the absence of outrage over marriage rights, and gay spokespeople for middle-American companies — is the sound of social change."
- Once-Loud Opposition to Gay Marriage Has Quieted (by David Boaz)