Monday, March 05, 2012

Same-sex marriage is an issue of civil rights

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Mostly around here, I do things quickly with little thought, especially when it comes to assigning tags to posts (itself a relatively recent addition to the blog).  However, one issue I spent quite a bit of time thinking about was on how to tag LGBT issues.

I decided to just file them under “Civil Rights.”

The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capeheart pretty much sums up my thoughts in this clip.

On a side note, Gov. Christie comes across as a real ass in the brief clip of his appearance on Morning Joe.  I thought his charm was supposed to be his selling point.

Oops, I forgot.  This is what they call charm in many corners of the far right these days.

Dicks.

Blacks and gays: The shared struggle for civil rights - PostPartisan - The Washington Post:

“It’s an issue of civil rights, as you said. It’s an issue of equality. It’s an issue of equal treatment under the law,” I said. “No one is asking for special rights. No one is asking for any kind of special favors. We’re just looking for the same rights and responsibilities that come with marriage and also the protections that are provided under marriage. In that regard overall we’re talking about a civil rights issue and what African Americans continue to struggle with is exactly what lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are struggling with today.”

Men and women picket the White House on May 29, 1965, in a protest organized by the Mattachine Society of Washington ( File photo - United Press International )

Men and women picket the White House on May 29, 1965, in a protest organized by the Mattachine Society of Washington ( File photo - United Press International )

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