It has been said loudly and proudly that gay marriage is a civil-rights issue. If that's the case, then gays would be the new African Americans. I'm here to tell you now, and hopefully for the last time, that the gay community is not the new "African-American" community.
Even the Rev. Jesse Jackson stated that the fight of gays and lesbians wanting to marry should not be compared to the fight African Americans faced for civil rights. The comparison of the plight of the gay community to slavery is a stretch; remember, gays were never called "three-fifths" human, according to the Constitution, and they did not require the Voting Rights Act to gain the same democratic rights as whites.
What is this world coming to when you see the likes of myself, a conservative African American, and the Rev. Jesse Jackson, a liberal African American, both agreeing on the same subject?