National Coming Out Day Has Vital Legal Implications in a Political Season Fraught with Hate

Today is National Coming Out Day. It is important every year, but particularly during a political campaign fraught with anti-minority demagoguery. Coming out also has a significant impact on the law, both on the books and how equality gets operationalized on the ground.

As we learned from the push for marriage equality, voters who knew openly gay persons were more likely to support LGBTQ equality, generally, and the freedom to marry, in particular, than those who did not.

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