Could it happen here? (Iraqi cleric wants gays killed)
Could gay people be subject to persecution here in the good 'ol US of A? In a word. Yes. They already are: Eleven states have Anti-Gay marriage amendment laws on the books. And there are more to come. Some of the laws proposed in these states would strip citizens of already enacted domestic-partner laws. That's a step backwards and leads, in logical lockstep, to the gates of a concentration camp. (Should these laws be litigated to what may prove to be an increasingly adversarial Supreme Court?) I, for one, believe that the only thing that separates the fundamentalists here from the fanactics there is a free press, freedom of speech and a democractic system of government. Thinking it couldn't happen here is one step towards letting it happen. That would made us all 'good Germans'.
Last edited by Daniel; 03-26-2006 at 04:55 PM.