Wednesday, April 03, 2013

The wages of political expediency for equality

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On the one hand, does this chart represent a core problem with US politics (if not democratic governance in general) by illustrating the cravenness exhibited by the ruling class as they bend over backwards and disregard their own stated principles to appeal to the whims of their voter bases in the naked hopes of gaining support for reelection (particularly when juxtaposed with public support for the same)? Of course:

Area graph: “Senators’ embrace of same-sex marriage, in one chart” showing exponential increase in 2007–2013 [source: Author’s research]

On the other hand, it’s also fucking awesome how far the drive for equal rights has taken the US political climate.

There may be hope for democracy yet.

(via Joe. My. God.)