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Justice for All

Civil rights should never be denied to anyone.

January 28, 2010
Commentary contributed by Dr. Michael Ra Bouchard · Hilo, Hawai‘i

Regardless of the outcome of this present vote, in the not so distant future, justice will ultimately prevail and equal rights will be extended to all regardless of race, creed, gender, or sexual orientation. In years to come, subsequent generations of Americans will look back at the current arguments and laws against legalized civil unions with disbelief and reproach. History shall reveal present-day homophobic beliefs and prejudicial laws for the bigotry and discrimination they have always been.

Historical perspective today exposes other once popular but now reviled laws, such as those permitting slavery, denying women the right to vote and forbidding interracial marriage, for the misguided and unjust policies that they were. As with these and other injustices from yesteryear, an enlightened awareness shall lay bare the flawed arguments and wrongful laws presently being employed against extending equal rights to same-sex couples through civil unions.

 
 

 

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