The president’s endorsement of same-sex marriage will be a milestone for civil rights.
When future historians recount Barack Obama’s presidency, they will mark the spring of 2012 as a crucial moment. This week, the president joined the rarified ranks of presidents who took brave stands in the name of social justice. He finally came out in favor of same-sex marriage.
Obama took his time getting to this point; his view “evolved” over years. He is not alone. The nation’s view continues to evolve, especially as younger generations mature.