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Tue Apr 7, 2015, 10:49 PM

Detroit Free Press editorial: Time Michigan got on the right side of history

You can stand on the wrong side of history for only so long.

Things change. Sometimes by slow and painful inches. Sometimes in an onrush of miles, eating up terrain at a breakneck pace.

We've said it before, in a thousand small ways, wrapped in broader messages and in service of larger points. Today, we're saying it plainly: Discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people is wrong, whether done in open hatred or cloaked in religion.

The freedom to worship God, gods, or no god at all is intrinsic to the American experience. Because of that, we, as a nation, have too often indulged the assumption that religion was sufficient to justify discrimination.

This argument was once used to justify racism, in law and in practice. It was false then. It is false now. ................(more}


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Wed Apr 8, 2015, 03:40 AM

1. A tremendous editorial by the Detroit Free Press.

A highly recommended click through. This is a devastating attack on religious opposition to LBGT rights.


This is how news media can make a difference.


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