Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The Progress of South Africa

It is frightening to realize that South Africa has recently granted Gay people more rights than the US currently offers. In my own lifetime, South Africa has transformed from Apartheid to a nation that offers Gays (of any race) the same rights as straight people.

Meanwhile, several states in the US recently passed constitutional bans on Gay Marriage and the Republican party (both nationally and statewide) specifically name a rollback in Gay Rights as a targeted party platform issue.

How is it that the great bastion of freedom attempts to deny basic rights to people like me based on sexual orientation but a nation that was among the most oppressive only two decades ago now offers full freedom to Gay people?

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