Quotable: Joshua Holland on same-sex marriage rights

“Now, it just so happens that I’m straight (not that there’s anything wrong with that), and yet I think it’s crucial that same-sex couples enjoy full marriage equality — and not just “civil unions.” Why the unyielding stance, given that the whole thing will never affect me directly?

“It’s the underlying principle at stake that’s so important. Either the law treats all citizens the same, regardless of race, sex, creed, how they identify themselves or whom they happen to love, or it doesn’t. If it doesn’t, then my own rights are in no way secure.”

–Joshua Holland, on AlterNet

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