Friday, June 17, 2011

A Better Battle

As State Senate Republicans debate whether gay marriage comes onto the floor today, a much more important civil rights campaign is brewing half a world away. Over a month of online campaigning is set to commence as Saudi women are taking to the streets... on wheels. Demanding the right to marry through civil discourse is a far cry from the threats of ostracization, violence, and rape awaiting the women brave enough to protest national laws forbidding females to operate motor vehicles. Right or wrong, gay marriage remains a very divisive issue in New York (and across the US). Yet the least we can do is provide an unwavering support for the women risking their lives in what will be one of many struggles for equality in the decades to come.

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