Marcia's covering Harry Jackson's idiotic and homophobic remarks tonight. I support her 100%. But as a Black woman with a blog, I do feel the need to state clearly and on the record that Jackson's remarks were offensive and uninformed.
And, yes, the marriage equality movement has its roots in the Civil Rights Movement. Most liberation movements in this country do. And that's a good thing.
I am not insulted when I hear a gay activist -- Black, White, whatever -- compare the Gay Rights Movement to the Civil Rights Movement. Not only do I agree with the comparison, I'm proud to know that my ancestors include brave men and women who fought for equality and that their battle inspired and continues to inspire others. You can't hope for a greater legacy.
Harry Jackson is a prick.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"