I really tried to avoid saying anything about this today. And (to their credit) my friends tend to agree with me, at least in regards to what I’m about to say so I didn’t think I needed to say it. So, please forgive me while I grandstand for a moment but I just want to be clear:
Discrimination of civil rights by any name and/or by any logic is wrong.
Period. Full stop. If a right becomes discriminatory, then it’s no longer a right but a privilege. And this is a point I will argue eloquently, loudly, passionately, and if need be violently with anyone, any time, anywhere. And even if I don’t change your mind with rhetoric, volume, passion, or my hands, history will play out in my favor on this one.