Friday, May 16, 2008
a standing ovation to california
"Social change takes time, but it does not mean we have to wait for hearts and minds to change. Given the naked racism we've seen this election cycle, you best believe that anti-miscegenation laws would still be on the books in some states if we were going to wait until everyone was on board with interracial marriage. And that will be the case for same-sex marriage.
We have to lead, not follow; we have to educate allies -- and push the civil rights envelope through legal channels. Both are necessary. It's why it's important to parse the statements of the presidential candidates in reaction to yesterday's ruling -- will they lead, or follow?"
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