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  1. moviemaedchen
    moviemaedchen March 29, 2013 at 1:05 pm |

    This.

  2. macavitykitsune
    macavitykitsune March 29, 2013 at 1:10 pm |

    Tears. Thank you.

  3. MH
    MH March 29, 2013 at 1:23 pm |

    Amen and amen.

  4. whistlewren
    whistlewren March 29, 2013 at 10:15 pm |

    Lovely. And also so frustrating that, despite the many eloquent and reasoned arguments for marriage equality, the first and foremost reason is this. And this is enough. There doesn’t need to be another reason. But opponents of equality can so easily steamroll past the basic logic of compassion.

  5. z
    z March 30, 2013 at 8:38 am |

    Because this is what has been permitted to exist by democracy. Polticians assault people because they _can_; they are attacked because they are permitted to attack.

    Congratulations., America.

    1. EG
      EG March 30, 2013 at 10:46 am |

      Goodness knows that prior to democracy, there was no such thing as a subjugated group subject to unjust persecution. Just ask the Jews.

    2. amblingalong
      amblingalong March 31, 2013 at 8:04 pm |

      Obvious troll is obvious.

  6. Angie unduplicated
    Angie unduplicated March 30, 2013 at 9:25 am |

    Lewis should be declared a national treasure.

  7. aveskde
    aveskde March 31, 2013 at 4:04 am |

    Wow, it’s amazing he had the courage as far back as 1996 to say that. I wish it didn’t take so long in this country to come around on these issues.

    The good news is that the far right is collapsing on this issue. They used to be able to appeal to the broadest, base prejudices of homosexuals being “other” and now the best they can muster is to insist upon homosexuals being part of elaborate conspiracies. People in their right mind can’t accept that.

  8. Kerry
    Kerry April 2, 2013 at 12:18 am |

    I had no idea he’d said this back in 1996, but he gave a fantastic speech at my graduation (despite having absolutely no connection to the school or the area as far as I can tell).

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