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08/23/2012

Harry Jackson says gays' 14th amendment concerns 'desecrate' past legacies

by Jeremy Hooper

The Maryland Marriage Alliance thought leader tweeted this out yesterday afternoon:

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You don't "make" something a 14th Amendment issue or not. It either is or it isn't (and I would argue that marriage equality is).

But regardless of where you stand on the 14th Amendment and its implications, how dare Harry Jackson follow the NOM playbook of trying to pit the LGBT civil rights fight against the African-American Civil Rights Movement? If his disingenuous arguments are to be followed, then it would mean that no group who Harry and his personal faith views see as lesser-than could ever look to the shared U.S. Constitution and consider rights and protections through that lens. He is seriously seizing ownership of the document. It is in an overstatement to say that he is casting someone like me as less American—as unfit to look to my nation and consider whether its promises apply as equally to my life and love and they do to Harry and his family.

It's outrageous. It's anti-intellectual. It's purposely cynical.

Stop it, Harry.

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