Jacob Sullum on the Emerging Majorities Favoring Legal Pot and Gay Marriage


Last Friday the U.S. Supreme Court agreed for the first time to take on the issue of gay marriage. No matter how it rules in the two cases it will hear next spring, writes Jacob Sullum, polling data suggest it is only a matter of time before legal recognition of same-sex unions is the norm throughout the country. Sullum notes that something similar is happening with marijuana, which became legal in Washington last week and in Colorado on Monday. With both pot and gay marriage, he says, familiarity is breeding tolerance.