On same-sex marriage, Americans are on the 'right side of history,' U.S. ambassador (to Canada) says [View all]
Source: The Globe and Mail
U.S. state votes legalizing same-sex marriage show that Americans are rapidly moving to the “right side of history,” U.S. Ambassador David Jacobson says, likening it to the battle for civil rights for African-Americans.
“I have never seen an issue in the United States where the public has flipped as quickly as they have with respect to same-sex marriage,” Mr. Jacobson said in an interview Wednesday, one day after voters in Maine, Maryland and Washington voted in favour of legalizing same-sex marriage in their states.
... “Not only is there an incredible change in the public perception, but it proved something to me that I have believed for a long time,” he said. “Which is that issues which support more and more freedom are on the right side of history.”
... “This is one of those ones where being on the right side of history can happen much more quickly. And I think it’s very important.”