Friday, March 29, 2013

Make a Choice

Now is your time to decide. Do you stand on the side of history which supports equal rights, not separate rights, but equal rights. Or do you stand, just like those who advocated for segregation, on the side which will be judged to have been nothing but the stubborn refuse of bigotry and intollerence worthy only of being relgated to that same distbin of history. Will you be proud of being on the vanguard standing up for decency and fairness? Or, like so many in the south of the US such as Strom Thurmond and Robert Byrd when reflecting on their own indefensible conduct, will you take a stance for which ultimately, will you be shamed.

A basic liberty is like gravity, something which exists whether we recognize it or not, but unlike gravity, we can chose to strip it, to keep it locked away.  This fundamental liberty, granting equal treatment under the law to gays and lesbians, is the civil rights issue of our age.  Whether you realize it is the only question.  Make your choice, take your stand.

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