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"Day Without a Gay" — Push For Rights Picks Up

"Day Without a Gay" — Push For Rights Picks Up

Gay people around the US want to literally call attention to the restrictions of their rights, and they've organized Day Without a Gay to do so. On Dec. 10, International Human Rights Day, gay workers are being encouraged to “call in gay” to work, and spend their time volunteering instead.

Since multiple states passed same-sex marriage bans last month, the push for gay rights awareness has picked up. A recent article in Newsweek made a sophisticated argument for gay marriage, using the Bible itself as supporting evidence. To see part of that argument,


The Newsweek piece explains that neither scripture, nor Jesus, ever addressed the issue of same-sex marriage. Making a religious case for gay marriage, the article continues:

The practice of inclusion, even in defiance of social convention, the reaching out to outcasts, the emphasis on togetherness and community over and against chaos, depravity, indifference — all these biblical values argue for gay marriage.

Do you think creative advocacy, such as citing the Bible as support, taking the day off work, or the celebrity-filled Prop. 8 — The Musical, could have helped prevent the passing of Prop. 8?

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