I love that image! I worked with Mary Tyler Moore on her second TV series and adore her as much as I adore Minnesota for supporting marriage equality. The Advocate gets an A+ for that one.
Note: The original title at BuzzFlash said “will become.” I changed it to “has become,” because Minnesota Gov. Dayton signed the marriage bill:
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday signed a bill making gay marriage legal in Minnesota, the 12th state to take the step, as thousands of onlookers cheered.
And with that, Your Daily Dose of BuzzFlash at Truthout, via my pal Mark Karlin:
When progressives become pessimistic about the ongoing reign of the ruling elite status quo and corporate governance in DC, it is important to remember that some issues that benefit equality and the common good are moving forward in states and at the local level. When Gov. Mark Dayton (D) signs a state marriage equality bill just passed by the Minnesota Senate, it will become the 12th state to allow same sex marriages.
That is progress by any standard, when just a few years back the thought of major politicians of either party — from any but the deepest blue states supporting this right — was almost non-existent. Now, even the ever-cautious President Obama is backing it. [...]
The momentum toward achieving a progressive goal that seemed as far out of reach as serious gun control just a decade ago – or less – now has the momentum, with the wind at its back. [...]
There is cause for celebration in the advancing legal recognition of single sex marriage in and of itself. There is also reason to rejoice in and renew a commitment to grassroots organization and education about progressive issues.
Please read the entire post here.