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From Harvey Milk to the White House: Marriage Equality Evolutions

Washington Post
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May 22, 2012
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Bishop V. Gene Robinson writes, "[Harvey] Milk famously said to his gay and lesbian constituents, “Coming out is the most political thing you can do.” Once they actually know us, they won’t vote against us, he concluded. Less than forty years later, the president of the United States cites his experience of knowing and respecting gay and lesbian couples, both civilian and military, as what helped him evolve to a position of support for [marriage equality]."

Bishop V. Gene Robinson is a GLAAD Media Award Recipient. He is featured in the film "Love Free or Die" as being a part of why the conversation shifts.