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09/29/2014

Video: In inclusive ad, AZ Sec. of State hopeful makes discrimination his rival

by Jeremy Hooper

It's fascinating to witness the shift in the way Democratic candidates for both state and federal office use their LGBT rights record. In the past, even our strongest allies would maybe give a slight nod to their pro-equality stances, but rarely were they the basis of an ad. And until a few short years ago, you could count on one hand the number of prominent candidates who went after their GOP rivals specifically because of their anti-equality positions.

But times have, indeed, changed. And nowadays, Democratic candidates in even purplish red states are going after their GOP rivals for standing on the wrong side of history—and highlight actual same-sex couples and their children in the process:

The anti-LGBT stuff as always been offensive. But now they get to be on the defensive. As we always knew they would be.

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