I like the message that gay rights are human rights, but the “it’s in our DNA” line is not well taken. It is an image of subtle racism saying that American’s “DNA” is somehow different than the DNA of other peoples and nations. Americans are not interested in freedom and civil rights because it is in our DNA or in our blood, but because we have an arduous commitment to pubic education and a determination hard won through the tested fires of the age of reason and enlightenment that required both the Revolutionary War and the War of the Rebellion and the spilled blood of the people on the battle front of the labor movement, the women’s movement, the civil rights movement and the gay rights movement, who fought for equal rights in each generation.
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