Gay marriage and civil rights

As White House press secretary Tony Snow flubs a line about how a ban on gay marriages is a "civil rights" issue, a series of billboards quoting an actual civil rights leader is launched in Bill Frist's hometown of Nashville.

King's full quote:
"Gay and lesbian people have families, and their families should have legal protections, whether by marriage or civil union. A constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages is a form of gay bashing, and it would do nothing at all to protect traditional marriages."


Anonymous said...

Civil wars, AIDS, starvation, global warming . . . how about preventing a legal recognition of two people's love? Yeah, that's where we should focus our energies.

Shakycam said...

It's interesting to read Coretta's quote. I came across a statistic a few years back that I have never fully gotten over; that the people who fought hardest against the initial gay rights movement were black baptist churches. I find that the absolute definition of hypocrisy: civil rights just for US! Nice to read that things are changing.