Ed Team

Marriage is a Basic Civil Right

Filed By Ed Team | November 23, 2008 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Quote of the Day
Tags: gay marriage, Latinos and gay community

"This use of religious beliefs to block basic civil rights undermines the separation of church and state in this nation. The basis of that separation lies in the experience of early American colonists who had fled religious persecution elsewhere to pursue tolerance, acceptance and freedom in the "new" world.

Latinos, as well as other groups, should have an honest conversation about homophobia. Discrimination, whether within or outside of our communities, on the basis of color, immigration status, gender or sexuality is just not acceptable."

-- From an editorial in El Diario/La Prensa favoring marriage for same-sex couples.

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