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March 17, 2009

NAACP Chairman Julian Bond: “Gay Rights are Civil Rights”

Filed under: HI Politics — Bart @ 1:33 pm

For those of you working on –or reflecting upon– the effort to pass HB444, and establish Civil Unions for same gender couples, here is powerful testimony in a speech given by NAACP Chairman Julian Bond at the Human Rights Campaign’s Gala Dinner this past Saturday, March 14, in Los Angeles.

Note: the speech is 25 minutes, but listen to the first several minutes and see if you are able turn away from this timely message.

This video should be required viewing for every senator wrestling over how to vote when a motion is made to pull the bill from committee for a vote by the entire Senate. Attempts to justify opposition to the bill based upon “procedural concerns” will stand exposed as just that, “excuses” for not doing what is just, what is “pono” and what is long overdue.

Senators, do the right thing. You will feel better about yourselves and your job.

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