Progressive movement fails on gay rights

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by Andy Birkey“Gay rights is really the civil rights cause of our time.”

Dave Mindeman takes a look at some ways the liberal and progressive movement has gone astray and gay rights, together with the labor movement, are areas where the movement have been sorely lacking.

Gay rights is really the civil rights cause of our time. The issues are basic and broad support continues to rise as the issues are made clear without religious rhetoric. Religious denominations have every right to NOT recognize the marriage of a gay couple. But they have NO RIGHT to deny them the legal process itself. NONE!

Progressives and Liberals have become so focused on the electoral process that the basic fight…. the real day to day fight in the courts and the court of public opinion has been neglected.

Be sure to read the whole thing. It’s a good piece on the way things stand right now.