The American Prospect piece is especially interesting.
Here’s the good news. First, 2004’s DOMA and SuperDOMA amendments were misread. They did not represent an anti-gay backlash; in fact, public opinion towardHere in Kansas we’re still struggling for our most basic rights, but the passage of the anti-marriage amendment last April, bad as it was, did us a favor. That attack by the Religious Right forced us to work together, and it opened up the eyes of many moderates and straight allies.
lesbians and gay men is warming more every day. Second, the “gay agenda” now has a new plan for winning over the long haul. For years, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) legal groups have been the most successful branches of what’s loosely called the gay movement. As a result, there’s been a winning air war -- but too few ground troops to solidify some of those wins. Now the political groups are catching up. LGBT organizations have developed a strategic plan to win marriage equality -- and along the way, anti-discrimination laws, zero-tolerance for school gay-bashing, and more.
We realized that in Kansas we have “too few ground troops” to win, and now we’re determined to change that. That realization and the anger and frustration we felt when the ban on marriage and civil unions passed led directly to the formation of the Kansas Equality Coalition.
We never intend to be that helpless again.