HAVE WE REACHED THE “TIPPING POINT” ON GAY MARRIAGE?
Both the President and Vice President have now come out in favor of gay marriage. It was not lost on many people that our prior former Vice President had a gay daughter. Now, the First U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. US Dept of Health Services that the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (passed in the wake of the 1993 Hawaii decision allowing gay marriage) which denies federal benefits to same-sex married couples is unconstitutional.
The small steps toward social change are occurring every day in spite of attempts to prevent them. With the President, Vice President and the Federal Courts stepping in on the side of the first decision by Hawaii, a social epidemic of change is probably near. See: The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Caldwell, Little Brown and Company, 2002.