Griffin wrote:I've only got one plank I'd never give up to see others win, and both parties are fundamentally opposed to it, so... yeah, you know, I'd give up the gay marriage thing to win. Especially since its one of those things that feels incredibly inevitable, it's already legal in my state, and if the Republicans ever try to change that they are going to be handing the pro-marriage side a huge victory.
seems to imply that you don't actually understand what civil rights actually mean to people. The phrasing of your post definitely has the condescending "sit down and be quiet while the grown ups do work" attitude about it. I'm happy that your state has legalized same-sex marriage. However, you come from one of the six states that have legalized it. Six. Forty-one states restrict marriage to one-man, one-woman. Nineteen states ban any legal construction that would recognize same-sex couples.
The fight is not yet over. Just because you come from one of the 12% of states that have same-sex marriage doesn't mean we all do. In fact, most of us don't. Your battle may be won, but the war isn't over. Far from it. There's still forty-four states to change. Don't rely on the power of society to change itself. Nothing is inevitable.
What's my point?
Don't count your chickens before they hatch. North Carolina just banned same-sex marriage, and refuses to recognize any same-sex couples. That's not moving forward. That's sliding backward. This fight is far from over, even if it's pretty much won when compared to the drug war.