A way forward on Marriage Equality
March 23, 2010
As reported by Rinku Sen on UAB Kaleidoscope:
"It’s supremely tempting to liken the struggle for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights to the civil rights movement. The comparison lends moral authority and historical legitimacy. But this approach isn’t working.
According to the Arcus study, many black people see the term 'civil rights' as referring to a specific political movement, which peaked from the 1950s to the early 1970s. To them, another movement’s adoption of the term dilutes the power and uniqueness of their struggle.
Moreover, that struggle remains unfinished. Black communities continue to fight voter disenfranchisement, predatory lending, bias in the criminal justice system and labor discrimination."
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