Monday, May 14, 2012

Gays vs Slaves

I read this quote from this LA Times article on Ron Paul's Gay Marriage remarks and it struck a cord:  “People in this country, no matter straight or gay, deserve dignity and respect. However, that doesn't mean it carries on to marriage,” Priebus said. “I think that most Americans agree that in this country, the legal and historic and the religious union marriage has to have the definition of one man and one woman.”


It seemed to me to too easily read like something out of the 1860s:
“People in this country, no matter a citizen or freeman, deserve dignity and respect. However, that doesn't mean it carries on to slaves,” Priapus said. “I think that most Americans agree that in this country, the legal and historic and the religious union of slavery has to have the definition of one white man over one that is colored.”


What do you think?