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A protester offers free glitter outside a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Crystal City, Virginia, Friday, August 3, 2012.

Social change; slow and steady wins the race

David O'Connor March 25, 2013
It is apparent that we are coming to a turning point in American history. The issue of homosexual rights, the civil rights issue of our time, is hitting a crescendo that has manifested itself in the hearing of two Supreme Court cases this month: the case against the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 from California. There is reason to believe that the Supreme Court will tilt the balance in favor of marriage equality later this year, but this social change in American society must be handled delicately should we want it to last.
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