Posts Tagged gay rights
I’VE HAD THOSE NIRVANA LYRICS IN MY HEAD FOR A WHILE.
For brevity’s sake, and for clarity (and also becasue it’s 3 a.m.), I’ll get right to it.
I read “Letter From Birmingham Jail” the other day, as part of an English assignment, and also because of MLK day on Monday. Students are usually force fed this kind of stuff in college, especially since it’s practically a seasonal thing. I found the letter extremely compelling and I urge EVERYONE to take a look at it. It’s written extremely well and defines the struggle for civil rights in America in the 60s.
… I share this becasue of a recent “debate” I took part in, regarding the homosexual community. A bill is on the floor in Seattle right now to approve sam sex marriage. The outcome, I could care less about to be honest (although it is expected to fail just shy of a couple votes). There are plenty of gay people in Seattle who seem perfectly content as things are. The question that arose, is whether the gay rights hold as much weight as black rights? Again, read the letter from MLK, it’s amazing. Do his words still ring true today?
Granted they should be the same thing for all good Americans. But does one outweigh the other? I would like to hear from you.
(Sorry for not posting in so long. School is… school. I’ll make a point of it this weekend!)