"I am an openly gay person who works in the news media, covering this but also feeling this as a gay person. It’s interesting. The thing that I’m realizing is that gay people have very practical feelings about this.
This is about our lives. This is about our families. This is about whether or not we are hurt by policy made in the public arena. The symbolic value is important and does mean a lot to us, but mostly we want practical policies that help us.”
-Rachel Maddow on The Today Show talking about the implications of Obama coming out in support of same sex marriage.