I don’t get it. Blacks in this country have been discriminated against for centuries. They have been denied the right of possession, the right to vote, and above all: the right to be equal.
Hispanics in this country have been considered a secondary class by the white majority. They have been denied the right to citizenship, the right to health care, and above all: the right to be equal.
So why in the world are Blacks and Hispanics opposing gay marriage? One with intelligence and compassion within their psyche would think, at the minimum, anyone who has faced a history of prejudice in this country would think twice before opposing the same civil rights they were denied in their recent history.
Is it religion? Are the God of the black man and the God of the hispanic man telling them to do this?
Is it fear? Does the Black man and the Hispanic man fear the homosexual? Are they afraid their child might be gay? Are they afraid their child might want to marry someone of the same sex?
Is it ignorance? Do the Black man and the Hispanic man think that the rights they fought so long for will be negated?
I would like to remind my Black and Hispanic friends of this one point. For decades the strongest supporters of your concerted efforts to secure equality were the gay man and woman. In the early days of the civil rights movement, gay men and women marched alongside black men and women. In the early days of the fight for recognition by Hispanics, the gay man and woman protested in the streets and fields with you. And still do.
Today, in the State of New York, two rogue Hispanic legislators broke ranks with the Democratic leadership of their Legislature. Why? To defeat an upcoming measure allowing gay marriage in the state.