“The preferred terms were ‘pervert’ and ‘deviate’…”

Washington Post Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Philip Kennicott on the Mattachine Society of Washington, D.C.’s amicus brief in the same-sex marriage cases at the Supreme Court today: “an insider’s look at how the fear and hatred of gay people was codified, disseminated, defended and adapted after homosexuals were officially banned from government service by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.”


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