By Jonathon Van Maren
With the Equality Act heading for the Senate floor, celebrities are kicking into high gear with social media posts in favor of the radical legislation. Singer Demi Lovato posted a message on Instagram urging her followers to follow GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign, and the ACLU. To encourage her fans, she also posted a photo of Mr. Potato Head with the news that Hasbro had decided to turn the classic toy gender neutral. “Second slide shows small wins are wins too!” she wrote.
I’ll admit that I understand those who ignore these culture stories, and I’m with those who think they’re stupid. In the grand scheme of things, they really don’t matter. But as microcosms of what is going on now, they’re very illustrative of why progressives have so successfully transformed our culture: Because they’re playing for keeps, and they’re playing for everything. For them, there is no win too small, too ridiculous, or too insignificant. The LGBT movement has always understood that this is a game of inches — and they’ve come miles while we rolled our eyes and shrugged our shoulders.