It really says something that Barney Frank came out of the gay closet long before the atheist closet. I think it speaks volumes about where atheists are in "the pecking order" in the US. Now that it appears same-sex marriage will become legal throughout the country before too long, could we now be seeing the beginnings of a real motivation for American atheists to finally "come out" of the closet en masse?

August 2, 2013, Bill Maher's "Overtime" segment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmtIIzWUbDc