How gay unions went from the fringe to the White House
In 1986, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed a state’s right to prosecute two men for having sex. Today, 26 years later, the president of the United States affirmed the right of two men to marry.
How did this happen? How did same-sex marriage go from a nonstarter — an idea so farfetched that nobody even polled the question — to a policy that half the country supports?
To answer that question, watch the interview Barack Obama gave to ABC News on Wednesday afternoon. Obama didn’t answer the marriage question like a president. He answered it like an ordinary person. In his responses, you can see the cultural changes that have moved millions of Americans in the same direction.