"The anti-gay folks remind me of that Japanese soldier found on a deserted island decades after WWII and still thinks the war is on. It has been fought and won." -- Shannyn Moore, Anchorage talk show host.I think Moore has a point of sorts. But I wouldn't go so far as to say the war has actually been won. If we're going to use the metaphor of the War in the Pacific, then perhaps today's "war" for gay rights is analogous to final months of the Pacific war -- when Japan was losing, but still capable of mounting its desperate and fanatical kamikaze attacks.
Of course, in politics, conflicts are seldom truly decisive. The gains of one generation can be set back by the next generation. Take abortion as an example. For a time after Roe v. Wade it looked like that right was firmly established, but today, not so much. There is no reason to believe that gay rights, once won, will not need to be won again and again.
At least, that's how I see it. But what am I missing?