I read an interesting article in the USA Today. The article was on the death of Del Martin, a longtime gay rights activist. She is often cited as having played a critical role in changing gay rights, ultimately leading to legalized marriage for all in California.
In reading the article, one thing struck me:
In 100 years, when people study the history of this era, what will they see as being the tipping point for the change in the role of gays and the view of homosexuality in our society?
I wonder. I’m not sure it was any one thing. Was it getting the medical community to recognize that being gay isn’t some mental disease or mental defect? Was if the first same-sex kiss on public television? Was it the first chip in the American legal system that allowed, even if temporarily, legal same-sex marriages?