'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Of America's 7,382 state legislators, only 85 are openly gay or lesbian. They are, however, playing an outsized and often impassioned role when the agenda turns to recognizing same-sex couples with civil unions or full marriage rights.
"I was thinking I wouldn't be able to really look in the mirror, knowing I had just let it fade," he said.