A new poll suggests that Americans are about evenly divided on the issue of gay marriage. This makes me wonder. If opponents of D.C.'s gay marriage have their way and there is a public vote, it is likely that their opposition could backfire and provide a first, a win for gay marriage at the polls.
Despite our losses in 2009, it is worth mentioning that during the last decade the number of openly gay and lesbian officeholders nearly doubled: "The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund keeps tabs on GLBT candidates, defeats, and successes; the group says that across the country there are 445 openly gay or lesbian officeholders, perhaps more. In 2001, that number stood at 257."