Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence Photo: Jeff Schear/Getty Images If the marriage movement were a novel, then the current moment would be its denouement. The players — activists, politicians, supporters, loved ones — have taken their victory lap and drunk their Champagne. The country has celebrated (cried!) at photos, on Facebook and Instagram and everywhere, of gay and lesbian friends and relatives saying their vows, holding hands, kissing, hugging, showing off children in a patriotic display of officially recognized out-ness unimaginable just five years ago. The country may be in the shitter, the feeling goes, but the Supreme Court in its wisdom also Gave. Us. This. But for the activists themselves who have spent a tough decade in the trenches of this fight and who know how intractable it felt just a few years ago, the moment is bittersweet. For in these past weeks, as they sweep up the confetti, many have begun to wonder, What do we do now? For some, the obvious answer is guns. Like paid soldiers looking ahead to the next war, many of marriage’s decorated officers are privately entertaining offers from the leaders of any number of leftist causes:… Read full this story
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