MGINSD saidSo what's pandering about comparing the civil rights movement to today's gay struggle for equal rights? It's not pandering for minority masses to receive equal treatment under the law. I guess you want to status quo.I want the right to marry,equal taxation,the right to leave my belongings to my future mate when I pass...Equality for those coming up behind me.
metta8 saidObama ties LBJ's civil rights legacy to LGBT Americans
Obama's on thin ice here too. MANY blacks, especially devoutly religious ones, are very homophobic and regularly condemn LGBTs from the pulpit and elsewhere, and resent tying their civil rights struggle to ours. This is just more politicking by Obama and pandering to us, which I resent as patronizing, whatever the source. Thanks but no thanks, Mr. President!
Your inference does not reasonably flow from my post. The comparison's been made for several decades now, and some blacks have resented it for just as long. That was the point of my post, not my personal beliefs, let alone actions, which include over three decades of actively and openly, in and out of the courts, advocating for gay rights. Perhaps it's because of my record that I recognize real effort from pandering and don't hesitate to "tell it like it is."