President Obama said the word 'gay' and cited the Stonewall riots in his inaugural address, which was followed by a recitation from the first openly-gay poet to perform at a presidential inauguration.
What's with all this civil rights talk? asked Family Research Council senior fellow Peter Sprigg:
"We as social conservatives do not agree with the president's attempt to link the modern homosexual movement with the women’s rights movement or the civil rights movement for African Americans. The irony is that homosexuals already have all the same civil rights as anyone else."
"Marriage is one of the 'basic civil rights of man,' fundamental to our very existence and survival," said the Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia.
As of this writing, nine states plus the District of Columbia have legalized same-sex marriage.
Also as of this writing, there were 50 states in the union.
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