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"People with conventional views must repress a gag reflex when considering the mayor-elect of New York—a white man married to a black woman and with two biracial children," wrote Washington Post opinion writer Richard Cohen on November 11, 2013, speaking of the election of Bill de Blasio to succeed Michael Bloomberg as the Big Apple's big kahuna. Added Cohen, parenthetically: "(Should I mention that Bill de Blasio's wife, Chirlane McCray, used to be a lesbian?)" The comment was gratuitous, ugly, stupid, and embarrassing. Yet I find it significant that, for Cohen, McCray's past self-identification as gay was less troubling than her marriage to a white man. When a reactionary like Cohen regards interracial heterosexual marriage as worse than homosexuality, it would seem that even "conventional" America really has entered some sort of new moral territory, for better and for worse. Continue reading >>



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