I wrote something for the BBC about why even though I believe the connection between black civil rights and same-sex marriage is only superficial, the historical and cultural experience of the civil rights movement’s legacy is likely to result in the normalization of gay marriage. The gist of it: elites — a term I use descriptively, not pejoratively — changed the segregation laws via the federal judiciary, over local will, and then mass media changed the consciousness of generations through stigmatization.
I, of course, believe this was a good thing on race. On sexuality, not, because I reject the idea that they are analogous. Anyway, take a look for yourself at what I wrote. I don’t like the headline, though, which sounds crude and Fox-y in tone, and is not really what I’m trying to get at in this piece.