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There’s no such thing as someone else’s war


He just…tweeted it out:

Almost verbatim Andrew Sullivan: “I am very concerned that LGBT people might also be concerned about the rights of other marginalized groups too, which would be horrible.”

If you’re wondering how Donald Trump became president and the most powerful Republican lawyers in the country could haul Roger Taney out of the mothballs to gut the Voting Rights Act, well, decades after promoting Charles Murray’s racist junk science Sully still has a media sinecure even though 1)his views on race remain completely unchanged and 2)he has written nothing of any interest whatsoever in years.

Also, as a follow-up to the column Erik discussed below, enjoy Jamelle Bouie taking Sully to school here. And let John Lewis show you what civil rights actually means:

“Today’s Supreme Court Decision restores my hope in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s conviction that the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.

“Although I am encouraged by this opinion, we all know that much work remains.  It is impossible to ignore that deeply rooted structural inequality, xenophobia, and bias continues to permeate our nation, and LGBTQIA+ people of color – especially transgender women – experience violence, discrimination, and socio-economic disparities at alarming rates.  As Bayard Rustin, the engineer of the March on Washington reminded us, ‘We are all one, and if we don’t know, we will learn it the hard way.’

“The work that remains is on display throughout Metro Atlanta and in every community across our country, and we must be clear-eyed, organized, and focused because the opposition is resolute and determined.  Every day, news of human and civil rights abuses threaten the very fabric of our nation – some make national headlines, while others are executed from the shadows. For example, just last Friday in defiance to overwhelming public consensus, the Administration issued a license to hate and discriminate when it approved a rule that overturned key protections in health programs that prevented discrimination for marginalized populations, including LGBTQIA+ people, women, individuals with disabilities, and non-proficient English speakers. 

“Today, we applaud the Supreme Court’s reaffirmation of what we know to be right and just as we strive towards a more perfect and equal union for all – not just a select few.  The hard reality is that each and every one of us must dig deep and rededicate ourselves to the work ahead.  No stone should be left unturned, and no one should be left behind as we seek to redeem and reclaim the soul of our nation.”

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