Lessons Learned from Discrimination

4 01 2007

From a Boston Globe editorial:

the South African parliament [this November] voted 230-41 to legalize same-sex marriage. This vote came after South Africa’s highest court ruled that existing marriage laws discriminated against gay and lesbian couples. The post-apartheid South African Constitution passed about a decade ago was noteworthy for being the first in the world to explicitly outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

It seems as though South Africa learned a lesson from a period of vast discrimination that we didn’t – you know, that discrimination is bad and what not.

Americans freed their slaves – but evidently did not open their minds.

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