The LGBTQ civil rights struggle in the US is passing a really important milestone.

Hillary Clinton announced her presidential candidacy this weekend.  Her campaign manager is an out gay man.  Her campaign ads feature gay couples.

Even eight years ago this would have been a fatal liability to a national political campaign.

Now, Hillary is nothing if not calculating.  There is absolutely no way she allows these things front and center if she does not think they are a net benefit to her chances.  Not just “not a liability.”  A benefit.