Mark and I have been married now for 6 years, and together for almost 23. Marriage really has changed things for us – we feel different together. People treat us differently. When I introduce him as my husband, hardly anyone seems to give it a second thought.
I have spent so much energy in the last seven years pushing for LGBT rights and marriage equality. Many in the LGBT community and our allies have done the same.
So there’s all this energy that will soon no longer be needed, at least on the US marriage equality fight. Where might we direct that energy in the future?
As an example, when the fight to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was won a few years ago, all those military folks who had been fighting the discriminatory policy were freed up to pursue other things, and the fight that had been on two fronts, against DADT and the Defense of Marriage Act, was suddenly only on one.
So my question today is simple and social sci fi based – put on your prognosticator’s hat and tell me how you think the legal recognition will change things, in the US around the world, and in society. And where will all that energy go?