"It should be obvious to everyone that America is in the midst of a fast-moving revolution in the way that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals are perceived and treated by the law.

Only 27 years ago the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ugly decision in Bowers v. Hardwick upholding Georgia's law criminalizing consensual sex between gay people. It took ten years after that before the legal environment started to change — and the pace of change has been increasing ever since."

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