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Originally Posted by gottabefree
the question is whether or not society has changed enough in the last 20yrs so that their cries of "alarm" about the gay community will fall on deaf ears or whether it will still have the effect they desire..
I think this is the key question too.
My sense is that we are reaching the point of no-return. In fact, we may have reached it already. I'm not saying that DOMA is going to be overturned tomorrow, or that every state is going to have gay marriage right away, but my sense is that the genie is out of the bottle ans there is no way to him back.
I expect to opposition of fight harder now. However, that doesn't mean that they are going to get anywhere in the long run. Did they try to re-vive sodomy laws after the Supremes struck them down. Nope.
Time is against the opposition. Younger people don't think twice about gay people having civil rights. They roll their eyes at the issue as if to say "What's the big deal?"
That's the future. And it scares the fundies. And they should be scared. They are losing their choke hold on determining who people can love.