review: winning marriage


via Huffington Post:

Perhaps Solomon’s greatest contribution is portraying the hard work of social change — how victory emerged from a broad-based team effort planned and executed over two decades, in which hundreds of activists, organizers, and families had meeting after meeting and conversation after conversation with countless elected officials, staffers, journalists, and voters across the country. He shows how the victories in Massachusetts and New York, along with a crucial handful of other jurisdictions, established a beachhead for a nationwide campaign that won millions of hearts and minds — including, eventually, the president’s. This gradual, painstaking public education process was mapped out and underway for more than a decade before Griffin had his Rosa Parks moment — though of course Boies and Olson lent the effort their own clout and luster.


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