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03/15/2011

A very wrong estrangement: Capehart on #MARRYland's troubling divisiveness

by Jeremy Hooper

Kudos to Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart for noting the disturbing way the "protect marriage" crowd exploited race during the Maryland debate:

What I find even more troubling is the wedge being driven between African Americans and gays. After the marriage-Capehartequality bill was tabled, the Family Research Council gave “particular thanks” to black preachers, their churches and legislators “who spoke out against the attempted hijacking of the concept of ‘civil rights.’ ” Del. Emmett Burns (D-Baltimore County) is one of those who found the linkage offensive. “The civil-rights movement as I knew it … had nothing to do with same-sex marriage,” he said. "And those who decide to ride on our coattails are historically incorrect."

Fine, don't listen to the gays.
Listen to Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), an architect of the famed 1963 March on Washington who was beaten at the Edmund Pettus Bridge on “Bloody Sunday,” one of many beatings he suffered. “I have fought too hard and too long against discrimination based on race and color not to stand up against discrimination based on sexual orientation,” wrote Lewis back in 2003. “I've heard the reasons for opposing civil marriage for same-sex couples. Cut through the distractions, and they stink of the same fear, hatred and intolerance I have known in racism and in bigotry.”
FULL PIECE: Maryland gay marriage debacle reveals cowards and civil rights myopia [WaPo]

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*SEE ALSO: NOM's race chatter is obvious and disturbing. In Maryland it hit a new high/low [G-A-Y]

So what happened in #MARRYland? [G-A-Y]

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