There’s clearly a new playbook for senators just now coming out for gay marriage: quietly post something on Facebook, slip it into your Tumblr feed or release a statement to friendly media outlets.
What most lawmakers are not doing is talking for the cameras.
In the past month, 11 senators have endorsed gay marriage, providing a nearly daily storyline of increased support for marriage equality. Lawmakers say they’ve “prayed,” “evolved,” discovered gay children to stand behind or had epiphanies following an illness.
“It’s sort of been like flower-of-the-month club,” said LGBT activist David Mixner. Read more »