Wednesday, November 5, 2008

And while we're thinking about how far we've come ...

Let's also think about today's premier civil-rights struggle: LGBT equality.

It shouldn't be hard to see the points of similarity between one oppressed minority's experience, a few decades ago, and a contemporary situation. Let's try to ensure that posterity will be proud of our generation on this one, too, folks.


4 comments:

Heidi Champa said...

I couldn't agree more. Let's keep fighting the good fight.

Emerald said...

"It shouldn't be hard to see the points of similarity between one oppressed minority's experience, a few decades ago, and a contemporary situation."

Isn't that the truth. I was stunned to see that Prop 8 in California passed. Thanks for this insightful reminder/message.

May we all individually and as a collective recognize, appreciate, and support sexuality as the exquisite, fundamental, beautiful aspect of life that it is, both in general and also in whatever unique form that authentically takes in each of us.

Xoxoxo,
Emerald

EllaRegina said...

RIGHT ON!

Donna said...

The Prop 8 story is very sad, but I still believe we have the intellectual and creative resources on the side of tolerance. It may take a while, but the Obama campaign suggests that a positive grass-roots educational campaign nationwide will bring down the last major obstacle to rights for all.

It's a matter of educating the swing voters and again it may involve enlightening younger people over converting John McCain's cohort, but I think we'll see same-sex marriage recognized nationally in our lifetime.

Man, am I burstin' with hope?