Julian Bond: Gay rights are civil rights

CNN: Former chairman of the NAACP, Julian Bond reacts to efforts to drive a wedge between black people and same-sex marriage activists.

Thank you Julian Bond. Just because the phrase “civil rights” has been associated for a long time with the movement for equal rights for african-Americans in the 60s, doesn’t mean the fight now for gays and lesbians is not about civil rights. It is.

A marriage license issued by a civil government is a civil rights matter.

Any rights issued by a civil government are – by definition – civil rights. And every American should have the SAME civil rights.