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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:32 PM

CNN Panel Asks: Are Gay Rights Civil Rights?

After President Obama drew a rhetorical line connecting Selma to Stonewall in his inauguration speech, the question of whether gay rights are equivalent to the civil rights movement has resurfaced.

A CNN panel took on the question, with one panelist quick to say that yes gay rights are civil rights.

Contributor Roland Martin was suspended in the past for making comments via Twitter that were interpreted as homophobic, and he later apologized. When asked whether gay rights are civil rights, he took issue with the question.

“The question is wrong,” Martin objected, according to video from Mediaite. “It’s not a question – is gay rights civil rights. Is the gay rights movement the same as the black civil rights movement? That is the distinction.” For Martin, it's all civil rights, but all movements are not to be lumped together.

http://www.advocate.com/politics/media/2013/02/21/cnn-panel-asks-are-gay-rights-civil-rights

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Reply CNN Panel Asks: Are Gay Rights Civil Rights? (Original post)
dlwickham Feb 2013 OP
artellis Mar 2013 #1
mwrguy Mar 2013 #2
nonoyes Mar 2013 #3
MACaTAC Apr 2013 #4
dballance Apr 2013 #5
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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 09:54 AM

1. It's Biology, not Theology

Gay rights are civil rights since rights under the Constitution apply to everyone, regardless of sexuality. Visit www.biblebullies.com to view Bible Bullies, a forthcoming book that addresses these and other issues attacked by the pseudo-Christian right.

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2013, 10:11 PM

2. Civil rights are civil rights

no matter who the subject is.

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 08:31 AM

3. Did they also ask if the Pope is

 

Catholic, and if a bear poops in the woods?

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 08:40 PM

4. No.

 

All men are created equal and share the same rights, otherwise they are not a "right"... by definition.

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Response to MACaTAC (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 10:25 PM

5. So by "No" and Your Text, do You Mean They are Human Rights Not Just Civil Rights? /nt

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2013, 04:11 AM

6. Gay Rights

Gay Rights ARE Civil Rights...


...but with a better sense of fashion!


Seriously though, how could anyone question this? Of course they are civil rights and why does Martin want to separate them from other movements?

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