Via a reader’s Facebook page, I caught this clip of Chris Barron on CNN. What stands out is what he said at two points, points Bruce and I have been making as long as we have been blogging, indeed, were making even before we started blogging:
Starting at about 1:45, Chris begins by saying that we should be “past identity just for the sake of identity politics.” Then, commenting on the Iowa judges (who ruled in favor of state recognition of same-sex marriage) being voted out, he pointed out that “a strategy that relies solely on the courts is a flawed strategy.” Hear! Hear! Instead, he says gay groups should do the hard work of changing hearts and minds.
Then, about 3 minutes later, starting at about 4:45, he faults the “big-government” agenda of the gay left, pointing out that conservative reforms benefit gay people.
Been waiting to hear this kind of rhetoric on national television from the folks at Log Cabin for about as long I’ve been following Log Cabin. And now someone is finally getting it across. Kudos, Chris, job well done!