May 19, 2012

A very good thing

MIAMI (AP) — The NAACP has passed a resolution endorsing same-sex marriage as a civil right and opposing any efforts "to codify discrimination or hatred into the law." 
More of this, please. It's great to see the NAACP use this wording -- to be specific, that you cannot "codify discrimination or hatred into the law". I first heard Dr. Stephen C. Joseph, NYC's Public Health Commissioner in the early days of AIDS, say this at a press conference. He was trying to address attempts to bar PWAs from the workplace by legal means. I believe his wording was that you cannot "legislate discrimination".

Writing discrimination into law is an oxymoron. It collapses on its face. You can't legally do an illegal thing. See how that works? But try telling this to the states that have outlawed gay marriage.

Good for the NAACP. It's a huge statement for them to make. Let's see if this changes some minds.

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