CHARTING CHANGE

Golly, Public Opinion Of Gays Sure Has Changed Since DOMA Passed!

I have a feeling we’re not in 1996 anymore, Toto.

That’s the year that Democratic President Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act into law. (Thanks a million, Bill!) But just 15 years later, the American public hates us a lot less! In fact, Third Way has an entire report on shifting public attitudes in favor of gay people and their legal relationships. If you’re lazy just read the chart above and smile.

Yeah, we still have a lot of work to do—but pretty cool, huh?