Lucius Fox

Chief Executive Officer of Wayne Enterprises

theatlantic:

The Gay-Marriage Plot: Inside This Year’s Other High-Stakes Campaign

As natural as Obama’s statement may have sounded, his words were as carefully chosen as the interview. The testimonial to the gay men and women in his life; the discussion of values and the Golden Rule; the remarkable fact that America’s first black president, discussing an issue many see as a modern civil-rights struggle (with a black interviewer, no less), made no reference to civil rights — these were all talking points straight out of the new playbook of the gay-rights movement.

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Framing the gay marriage debate from both a legalistic and educational standpoint proved successful for Democrats in 2012, but what exactly prevents it from being framed as civil rights issue?

Posted at 1:01pm and tagged with: Gay Marriage, Civil Rights, Politics, Human Rights,.

theatlantic:

The Gay-Marriage Plot: Inside This Year’s Other High-Stakes Campaign










As natural as Obama’s statement may have sounded, his words were as carefully chosen as the interview. The testimonial to the gay men and women in his life; the discussion of values and the Golden Rule; the remarkable fact that America’s first black president, discussing an issue many see as a modern civil-rights struggle (with a black interviewer, no less), made no reference to civil rights — these were all talking points straight out of the new playbook of the gay-rights movement.
Read more. [Image: Getty]










Framing the gay marriage debate from both a legalistic and educational standpoint proved successful for Democrats in 2012, but what exactly prevents it from being framed as civil rights issue?
From an MSF press release today:
Bahrain: Despite Reforms, Patients Still Fear Health System

The press release addresses the significant number of people from all political and religious backgrounds continue to avoid seeking medical care in public hospitals for fear of discrimination, harassment, and ill treatment, the international medical humanitarian organization.

Read the whole report here. (via doctorswithoutborders)

Posted at 4:13pm and tagged with: bahrain, human rights, health care, humanitarian, medical care, arrest, civil rights, public hospitals, protest, msf, Doctors Without Borders, Médecins Sans Frontières, doctorswithoutborders, public health care, Mamlakat al-Baḥrayn, Kingdom of Bahrain, مملكة البحرين,.

A sizeable number of people injured during political demonstrations, and suffering from mild to severe orthopedic injuries, skin lacerations, and respiratory distress, resort to private health care facilities because of fear of arrest in public hospitals.

todaysdocument:

In his final campaign before his death, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. lent his support to a strike by sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee. This flyer was distributed to sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, asking them to “March for Justice and Jobs” on March 22, 1968. Included are directions for the route to be followed and instructions to the marchers to use “soul-force which is peaceful, loving, courageous, yet militant.”

Exhibit 1 in City of Memphis vs. Martin Luther King, Jr, 1968

Posted at 12:24pm and tagged with: History, Martin Luther King Jr., Today's Document, civil rights, march, today in history, African American History, 1960s,.

todaysdocument:

In his final campaign before his death, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. lent his support to a strike by sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee. This flyer was distributed to sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, asking them to “March for Justice and Jobs” on March 22, 1968. Included are directions for the route to be followed and instructions to the marchers to use “soul-force which is peaceful, loving, courageous, yet militant.”

Exhibit 1 in City of Memphis vs. Martin Luther King, Jr, 1968

ourpresidents:

35th Anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights March in Selma

President Bill Clinton, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Coretta Scott King, and Representative John Lewis join hands and they lead the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to commemorate the 1965 March.  March 5, 2000.

Posted at 9:02am and tagged with: Bill Clinton, Presidents, Voting Rights, Civil Rights, Selma, Alabama, Jesse Jackson, Coretta Scott King,.

ourpresidents:

35th Anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights March in Selma
President Bill Clinton, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Coretta Scott King, and Representative John Lewis join hands and they lead the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to commemorate the 1965 March.  March 5, 2000.