Top Republican claims same-sex marriage isn’t a civil rights issue
Do you think it’s a civil rights issue? According to Reince Preibus it’s apparently not, and gays don’t deserve the right to be involved in a same-sex marriage because Obama‘s support of such measure is almost similar to the Jim Crow law.
“I don’t think it’s a matter of civil rights. I think it’s just a matter of whether or not we’re going to adhere to something that’s been historical and religious and legal in this country for many, many years,” Priebus said. “I mean, marriage has to have a definition, and we just happen to believe it’s between a man and woman.”
He then sought to compare the situation to that of the one that brought the U.S the Jim Crow law, going on to say:
I think there’s a big difference between people that have been murdered and everything else that has come with Jim Crow, than marriage between a man and man and a woman and a woman,” he said.
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