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    and I'm feeling it now. I think some of the change this presidency has facilitated is simply a cultural shift. It's sort of a sea change, slow, almost imperceptible as it is happening, but ultimately profound. The president has been vocal in support of gay rights, for example, going back to that "It Gets Better" clip he made and before that, the Matthew Shepherd hate crimes bill, and you can't convince me that the legitimacy that conferred on the movement in the minds of some didn't make a difference in my state's affirmation of marriage equality. There's a sense of possibility there wasn't before, and marijuana just got legalized here, too, and I think given a different presidency and a different tenor in public affairs, we wouldn't be there yet.

    "Take the victory and keep on marching"

    by SeattleProgressive on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 06:55:48 PM PST

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