The president-elect may be balking at his own church's teachings on civil marriage equality, but his election, and the forces behind it are very much behind the new gay awakening. The invaluable Rex Wockner reports from the massive San Diego demonstration - the biggest yesterday - and its Obama atmosphere.
The tone of all the protests was very positive, and the few shards of nastiness and bigotry that had occurred on the fringes in the past week or so were nowhere apparent. I think Obama's positive tone helped inspire that. And I think the leadership of many religious figures in the marriage equality movement has helped reinforce its core nature as a civil rights movement, fighting for deep moral change in people's minds and hearts.
And we're here for the duration. Because what we're doing may not always be popular or uncontroversial, but because we know in our hearts that we are pursuing what we believe is right.