Andrew Sullivan has long been my favorite mega-blogger. His online audience is so huge, however, that it often seems silly to parrot things he says. It’s like posting something said by Oprah because she needs help spreading the word. Kind of unneccessary. Yet, I like his stream of conscious comments today summing up his role in making hay about gay rights matters..
It’s that last point that brings this home. A gay couple can be together for thirty years and still be regarded as total strangers by their own government and by their own president and their own Speaker. They can be denied access to hospitals, thrown out of shared apartments if one of them dies, barred from the funerals of their spouses, and denied over one thousand federal benefits. They can be forced to testify against one another in court, or be forced to leave the country in order to have a stable home if one of them is an immigrant. […]