And he's a cis-gendered, able-bodied, thin-privileged gay white man who has prioritized marriage. Chad Griffin is currently the president of the board of the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), the group that launched the Prop 8 lawsuit despite the opposition of orgs like HRC. He is, by all accounts, a great guy—he understands the web and grassroots activism. He's politically connected, a Clinton White House vet and an Obama backer, but he isn't afraid to challenge the status quo and he seems capable of winning an argument and taking the fight to our enemies.

This is very good news.