Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Gays Doing Right Thing in Connecticut

Few LGBT people in Connecticut are taking advantage of the new civil unions law there, and they are doing exactly the right thing. Gays in Connecticut are completely right not to take advantage of a second-class status. While civil unions are a step in the right direction for full equal rights for LGBT Americans, they do not represent complete and unqualified equality.

Just as Rosa Parks realized when she got on the bus that she was not going to be happy just to be on the bus, Connecticut gays are also realizing that they also cannot accept half measures as a substitute for full equality.

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