Day after historic election, Southern Baptists resolve gay rights not same as civil rights
A day after electing their first African-American president in a historic move that strives to erase its legacy of racism, Southern Baptists passed a resolution opposing the idea that same-sex marriage is a civil rights issue.
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Since: Sep 09
#1 Jun 20, 2012
can gay marriage rights really be considered a civil right?
"Civil and political rights are a class of rights that protect individuals' freedom from unwarranted infringement by governments and private organizations, and ensure one's ability to participate in the civil and political life of the state without discrimination or repression.
Civil rights include the ensuring of peoples' physical and mental integrity, life and safety; protection from discrimination on grounds such as physical or mental disability, gender, religion, race, national origin, age, status as a member of the uniformed services, sexual orientation, or gender identity; and individual rights such as privacy, the freedoms of thought and conscience, speech and expression, religion, the press, and movement."
the southern baptists contend that it is not but according to this deffinition of civil rights from wiki, it most deffinitely is a civil rights issue.
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