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15/03/2011 / stjornmal

Gay rights are civil rights


“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

When Martin Luther King jr. spoke these words he was talking about a different fight for civil rights. But even though King and his followers managed to bring equal rights to African American people in America there is still a large group of people being discriminated against all over the world.

Gay people have been fighting for their civil rights for decades and so far they are allowed to live together, but in a handful of countries, and a few states in America, they are allowed to get married and have children. In other countries they are tortured and even killed for who they are, for loving a person of the same sex.

When are we going to realize that all men are born equal and no matter what, we can never change that? Love does not discriminate, so why should we? Why should we be able to tell a certain group of people they don´t have a right to be in love with a certain person? or get married? or have children?

Martin Luther King jr. also said that “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” Discrimination in any form is nothing but ignorance and stupidity.

V.

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