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All Acts of Love

Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:48 am
by Librarian
2011-07-12 ... s-of-love/
Civil rights is the defining issue of our age. My grandparents were born into a generation that for the first time had never lived in a country where women could not vote. Growing up in Atlanta in the 50's and 60's, racial equality shaped my parents worldview. My generation is fighting for civil rights still: the right to marry and the right to practice our faith.

In my lifetime the Helms Amendment has died, the pentacle has appeared on the gravestones of the fallen in Arlington cemetery, several states have granted legal status to same-sex marriage and Pagans have participated in the Parliament of the World's Religions. Yet there is more to do. Prisoners still lack access to clergy of their faith and suffer abuse at the hands of those who demean our ways. Many people still lack the right to marry. Here in the state of Georgia you can be fired or denied housing or services for being Pagan or gay or old or fat without any legal recourse.

Read more at the source above.