Gay Rights 2013: Why This Year is Going to Be Pivotal

Published: mic (February 4, 2013)The Morning Call (February 4, 2013)

When Barack Obama mentioned the Stonewall protests in his inaugural address last week, he did more than place gay rights in the same breath as the struggles for women’s equality (his mention of the Seneca Falls convention) and desegregation (his mention of the Selma marches). He also, knowingly or otherwise, foreshadowed the pivotal role the year 2013 will play in the history of that movement.

The main reason for this is that, starting in two months, pivotal gay rights cases are slated to be argued before the Supreme Court. These include:

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