How We Talk About Marriage

The NYT is debating the Miss California USA answer on marriage equality. Dan Savage:

Anti-gay attitudes whatever motivates them are increasingly less popular. No contestant would stand on that stage and argue for a ban on interracial marriage or come to the defense of a country clubs that banned Jewish members or condemn single mothers. All those positions were once considered thoroughly respectable, and people could argue for them on TV pundits, candidates, beauty pageant contestants without fear or repercussion. Not true today. It’s not that there are racial thought police, or anti-Semitic thought police, or single-mom thought police. It’s just that times and attitudes change.