Monday, May 11, 2009

S.C. Racial Injustice Referenced in Maine's Gay Marriage Debate

Posted by Greg Hambrick on Mon, May 11, 2009 at 11:55 AM

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When the Maine legislature approved gay marriage last week, comments from the floor included a reference to the Civil Rights era in South Carolina.

Several senior white men stood to support the bill. One told of how he has been haunted since he was a young man because he had visited South Carolina and drank from a water fountain marked “For Whites Only.”

It's ironic considering the civil-rights theme of the Alliance for Full Acceptance's current media campaign.


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