Facebook co-founder’s husband plans run for Congress
The linked story is in the NY Daily News:
A New York congressional hopeful will have some powerful social media allies in his corner when he runs for the U.S. House next year. Sean Eldridge, who is planning to challenge New York Rep. Chris Gibson for his congressional seat in 2014, is the husband of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes.
I haven’t much comment except for a few points. Stories like this illustrate that the battle for gay rights is close to won, although not over yet. When individuals from such mainstream things as Facebook come forward as gay, it demonstrates that the majority of the homo-haters are of a generation that is not being replenished because younger generations are very accepting of diversity. It also demonstrates that being gay is no longer a reason to be afraid in politics. There have been gay and lesbians serving at the state and federal levels for sometime, but often they feel the need to remain closeted. That’s clearly changing, and a change for the better.
This doesn’t mean the battle is over, and I’d bet it will intensify as we get closer and closer to real Equality. The homo-haters will ramp up efforts and do whatever they can to stifle progress. So if it seems to be getting worse, that means to keep fighting because we are probably close to winning.
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