In honor of MLK

I heard Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) interviewed on NPR today, and this quote from a letter he wrote back in 2003:

“I have fought too hard and too long against discrimination based on race and color not to stand up against discrimination based on sexual orientation. I’ve heard the reasons for opposing civil marriage for same-sex couples. Cut through the distractions, and they stink of the same fear, hatred, and intolerance I have known in racism and in bigotry.”

And how did I not know of the existence of Andrea Gibson before now? She rocks. Check out her poem “I do”:

“Fear is only a verb if you let it be.”

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~ by realsupergirl on January 19, 2009.

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