But does that make you worry about losing perspective on the progress that has been made? Later, people in the audience would bring it up as a powerful moment that spoke to what it meant to have a gay candidate in the race. And we don't have to be black to point to racism in the criminal justice system. Barack Obama, the new president, held a position that was then the norm for Democratic politicians: Ten years later, being openly gay or lesbian and in politics is hardly out of the ordinary, though it is far more common among Democrats than Republicans. As Buttigieg campaigned in Iowa last weekend, there were signs that anti-gay bias has faded significantly from American politics: Mario Ritter Jr.
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