There are a lot of laws being considered in this country that makes discrimination of gay and lesbian people a legal thing. In my mind discrimination of any form is un-American and to take it a step further un-Christian. If this country is to be one where life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is to be fully realized then it can’t be one where some folks cannot realize the full opportunities and promise the United States provides. Those who are seeking to pass laws like we have seen in Arizona in my mind are very misguided and they don’t reflect the true values this country wants to espouse.
Lets not roll this country back to an earlier time where discrimination was an accepted part of society. The Jim Crow era of this country was evil and heinous. African Americans played by a set of rules that made life very hard for them, especially in the south. I can’t help but see that history is repeating, it’s truly sad.
It’s a shame that in the 21st century we seem to be regressing in a lot of things and not progressing as a people. Lets be a country that says that we are indeed created equal with the rights and privileges that will allow us to live free in a genuine way.