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Race and Gay Marriage

I am happy, and not very surprised, by the Court ruling on DOMA and Prop 8. I am very surprised , and very unhappy, about the Court ruining the Voting Rights Act of 1965. That said I am surprised that so many gays are so happy about one ruling and not dismayed by the other. Without oversight many Southern states will change the geography of voting so much that many gays will never see marriage legal in those states. It will be a sexual segregation of the highest order. And in the end the Court didn't transfer the rights promised in Loving v.Virginia to gays. And as long as the Court remains the same gay marriage will never be a Constitutional right. As a gay man I am happy- but as a man of color I see a Court that is either afraid to tackle questions of racial inequality that still exist in this country or wants to deny my rights by chipping away at them link by link. We are all affected when rights are unbalanced. It's true for gays, women, blacks, Jews. When one minority is oppressed we are all in danger of the same oppression . Ok I spoke my peace.


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