Saturday, January 25, 2014

What Wrong Side of History Means

Newly-inaugurated Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has declined to defend the state's ban on same-sex marriage,  comparing it to Virginia's less-than-stellar civil rights record--decades of Jim Crow, massive resistance to school desegregation and laws against interracial marriage--what Herring calls the "wrong side of history". 

To which Delegate Robert Marshall replies that Herring "has the audacity to make racial allusions that somehow being for man-and-woman marriage makes you some segregationist, which is totally gratuitous on his part and insulting.”

No, Delegate Marshall,  being for man-and-woman marriage does not make you some segregationist.  What makes you a segregationist is your willingness to exclude others from that opportunity.

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Blogger Kate said...

I apologize for posting here, but I couldn't find a way to email you directly. I'm doing research on Vietnam vets and their reading habits and library use while in Vietnam. I'm conducting a survey on this available here: Would you mind posting this for your readers? I'm particularly trying to get in touch with one of your anonymous readers who remembers using the library in Vietnam and left a comment on your post on Giap. Many thanks-- Kate Stewart (

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