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CNN Panel Asks 'Are Gay Rights Same As Civil Rights?' + Why I Love Roland Martin's Answer

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CNN Panel Asks 'Are Gay Rights Same As Civil Rights?' + Why I Love Roland Martin's Answer


“Are gay rights the same as civil rights,” CNN anchor Carol Costello asked CNN contributor LZ Granderson.

“Absolutely,” says Granderson before ineffectively telling why. “I don’t think that it’s equal to the civil rights movement … I think they’re different movements.”

What the hell? But in comes Roland Martin – who I usually hate – with a better explanation. “The question is wrong,” he says. “It’s not a question – is gay rights civil rights. [But] is the gay rights movement the same as the black civil rights movement? That is the distinction.”

“A women’s movement, a disabilities movement, a gay movement, a black movement – those are different movements, but the umbrella actually comes under civil rights.”

Get your everlasting life. And, because this is all true, that’s why I love his answer. Watch a clip from the panel discussion below.

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