Hate Crime and Marriage Victories Wound Conservatives
The ghost of Jerry Falwell must be howling as his successors absorb one body blow after another. The movement pioneered by the late cofounder of the Moral Majority isn’t near collapse, but the religious right has been wounded by recent GLBT victories.
The pummeling began with wins for marriage equality in Vermont and Iowa, and more importantly, with the ho-hum response those victories drew from voters. Continued progress on same-sex marriage in other New England states compounded the pain.