Keller @ Large: How You Know A Social Breakthrough Has Taken Hold

February 11, 2014 1:00 PM
Keller @ Large: How You Know A Social Breakthrough Has Taken Hold
" BOSTON (CBS) – Social change tends to come slowly, even in a supposedly ultra-liberal place like Massachusetts.

I talked with outgoing Senate President Terry Murray Monday, the first woman ever elected to that job, and she didn’t hide her frustration over the state’s failure to ever have a female House speaker or governor.

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Another not-so-warm memory – the party’s biggest male leaders dumping Hilary Clinton for Barack Obama in 2008.

But in other ways, it seems like we’re doing better.

I prefer our reaction to the announcement of college football star Michael Sam that he is gay, which we seem to be tolerating better than some.

Eight NFL executives told Sports Illustrated that Sam can now expect fear and disdain to damage his prospects in the upcoming NFL draft.

“I don’t think football is ready for it just yet,” said one.

“This is going to drop him down” in the draft, said another "

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