National Organization for Marriage's relentless efforts to shroud itself and its funders in a veil of secrecy is telling: If they had a good case against the freedom to marry, why would they be so eager to hide what they're doing?
Rather than discussing marriage, NOM's leaders are engaging in a familiar tactic in their anti-gay bus tour by drumming up a false narrative about the "discrimination" facing opponents of marriage equality.
The anti-gay diversion strategy should not obscure the truth of the matter: The reason smart lawyers like Charles Cooper don't give a better answer to why marriage discrimination should continue is that there isn't one.
As soon as Congress finalizes the bill authorizing repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, it should turn its attention to removing the equally repugnant 1996 law mandating federal discrimination in marriage.
As we celebrate the anniversary of marriage in Iowa, all of us committed to the freedom to marry in America have come a long way and confounded the naysayers, but there are still more "unlikely" wins to achieve.
To maintain the powerful momentum created by victory in D.C., the freedom to marry movement must increase education, mobilization, and legislator-persuasion efforts the next wave of states in which victories are within reach.
On Saturday, Obama has the opportunity -- and I believe the obligation -- to speak in moral as well as concrete terms about non-gay people's stake in ending the exclusion and discrimination gay people endure.
GOP leaders, it's time to step aside. You've demonstrated that you will continue to reflect the views of the old and reject the concerns of the young. Unless you start taking notice that things are changing, you will kill the only chance young conservatives have at inheriting a formidable party.