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Prop. 8 versus the civil rights movement

Posted: December 3, 2008 10:50 p.m.
Updated: December 4, 2008 4:55 a.m.
Proposition 8 opponents are demanding justice, saying that this proposition is discrimination like Loving vs. Virginia. Not so.

A man and a woman of different races have a right to marry each other. Any man or any woman can be married to any person of the opposite sex by mutual consent.

No man or government can limit whom of the opposite sex one marries. Homosexuals have the same right everyone else does. This is a civil right.

But how many African-Americans were denied the civil right to vote? That was a denial of a civil right. No homosexual has ever been the denied the right to vote, sit on a bus, eat at a lunch counter, choose the empty seat he wishes at a movie theater or drink from a public water fountain because he is homosexual.

Homosexuals simply are not discriminated against like African-Americans were.

To so intimate is to make a mockery of the trials and victories of the civil rights movement in this country.
Homosexuals have no right to place themselves in the same category as African-Americans when it comes to denial of ones civil rights.

Homosexuals in recent years have successfully lobbied through the judiciary and had this behavior decriminalized. That doesn't make it right. It just makes it legal. Homosexuality is wrong. And a free society has the right to decide what is morally offensive.

The people of California have rejected same-sex marriage at the ballot box. To reverse this decision is a denial of the civil rights of the majority of the voting populace in this state. Where is the justice in that?

There is no justice in it.


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