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  •  We're still trying to get justice (3+ / 0-)
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    StrayCat, teloPariah, We Won

    We need presidents and governors to sign executive orders and memoranda and directives to prevent discrimination.

    We need legislatures to pass laws that recognize the basic idea that gay people are people who have civil rights.

    We need judges to rule that equal protection under the law means that GLBT people have the same rights as everyone else.

    We're not there yet, but we'll get there eventually. Here's what Barack Obama said about MLK (way back in April 2008):

    "Dr. King once said that the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice. It bends towards justice, but here is the thing: it does not bend on its own. It bends because each of us in our own ways put our hand on that arc and we bend it in the direction of justice...."

    The grammarian in me would change "put" to "puts" because the subject is "each." "Each of us puts." Apart from that, it's perfect.

    Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.

    by Dbug on Sun Apr 18, 2010 at 06:27:50 AM PDT

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