Some thoughts up at Jacobin on President Obama's LGBT legacy. I was grateful for the opportunity to reflect, given the amount of attention that our movements have garnered over the past eight years. Of course a blurb about the President says little about the grassroots efforts that shaped his horizon of possibility. In the age of Trump, I hope to revisit the argument I made several years ago about the danger of entrusting civil rights progress to the executive branch. Something is certainly better than nothing, and hard fought at that, but we should work harder to lock our legal protections - inadequate as they may be - into firmer ground.

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