Historic SCOTUS Ruling On Gay Rights
The Supreme Court’s dual rulings on gay marriage this week have been called “landmark”… “historic”… a “turning point for gay civil rights in America”. It is, undoubtedly, many of these things… but if you take a step back, where does this moment fall in the long historical arc of gay activism in America? And what does it tell us about the push-pull relationship between the legal and cultural evolution of the country?
Michael Bronski, professor in the study of women, gender, and sexuality at Harvard University and the author of “A Queer History of the United States.”
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