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Entries by Ted Johnson from 03/2013

Clinton, Portman for Marriage Equality: Can Momentum Sway the Court?

| Posted 03.19.2013 | Gay Voices

Socially conservative Sen. Rob Portman's dramatic announcement last week that he supports same-sex marriage -- a switch motivated by learning, two years ago, that his son is gay -- is once again proof of what is working in favor of the LGBT movement: timing and tone.

How Show Biz Helped Drive a Post Prop 8 Public Opinion Swing Shift

| Posted 03.25.2013 | Gay Voices

That swing of public opinion is a contrast to the much slower timing of past civil rights struggles, and explanations are open for debate. But more than a few have attributed the acceptance to entertainment.