Was the progress really progress then, or just a prelude to what has happened?
Let’s look at the Democrats’ reactions looking for clues:
“The Democrats’ big loss on Election Day has brought on much hand wringing. Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.), for example, blamed at least a portion of Kerry’s defeat on San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsome’s push for gay marriage.”
Here’s the link to In These Times commentary: http://www.inthesetimes.com/site/main/article/1704/