David Kaufman

“Same-sex marriage advocates cannot equate their struggle with the African-American battle for Civil Rights or South African movement to end Apartheid. They simply have not earned it!”

SOUNDBITES — “In fact, it’s time to stop with the niceties and simply tell it like it is: Enough with the Loving v. Virginia references and its ‘Blacks got their rights too’ reductivism. End the Mixner-styled ‘Gay Apartheid’ hysterics and endless take-downs of the Black church. It’s boring, it’s tired, it’s obnoxious and it’s offensive. Most crucially, same-sex marriage advocates must finally understand they cannot equate their struggle with the African-American battle for Civil Rights or South African movement to end Apartheid. Not because Marriage Equality is not a noble goal, but because they are simply not the same thing. And — yes, I’ll dare say it — because they simply have not earned it! A century passed between the end of slavery and the Civil Rights Movement’s first major successes. The anti-Apartheid movement took at least half that time. I only hope Gay folks won’t have to wait so long.” —Transracial blogger David Kaufman, who describes himself as “American, mixed-race, Jewish and Gay,” in a wayward defense of President Obama and attack on LGBT leaders and voices (including this blog), where he notes the “marriage equality movement is slowly dying in the rest of the nation” (via)