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Woolworth sit-in anniversary

Fifty years ago today, four black men challenged the status quo by sitting at a whites-only lunch counter at a Woolworth's in Greensboro, North Carolina. That simple refusal to accept separate but equal led to a movement that changed the South and indeed the nation. These days,. you'll hard-pressed to find someone defending the notion of separate but equal for those of different races.

Is ban on gay marriage our 21st century equivalent of the Woolworth's lunch counter?

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gdiamante

Asked by gdiamante at 9:33 PM on Feb. 1, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • *the ban on gay marriage. Excuse me.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 9:33 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • We can only hope that gay Americans can 1 day celebrate this kind of anniversary. Does anyone here think those men were incorrect in their behavior that day in the diner?

    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 9:41 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • No it isn't. Is gay marriage the only topic on CM today? A life choice and supress laws of a race aren't even close to each other.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 9:42 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • No Jesse....it is NOT a life CHOICE!!! How many times do we have to remind you that people are born gay. They can't help the way they are any more than a Black person can help that they are black. PLEASE ....don't expect us to go along with that very ignorant philosophy of yours.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:50 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • Why is there so much drama about gay marriage? Why does it come up in every other question? Shoving it into people's faces all the time does not do anything to change anyone's mind about it. It is a huge turn-off to those who aren't 100% for it to begin with.
    29again

    Answer by 29again at 10:20 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • It's a current event topic. If you're bothered by this subject you do not have engage in the debate. At least it has nothing to do with Obama, jobs the economy and liberal vs conservative. Sometimes you just need a break from that subject too-if only for an hour!

    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 10:31 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • Yes, I am sure gays are way more interested in this marriage debate while they are unemplyed and losing their homes sister
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:45 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • Wasn't there a debate about this a night or two ago? The fight to be treated equally regardless of skin color has nothing to do with sexual orientation. They are completely different, So, no, I do not think the ban on gay marriage is the 21st century Woolworth's counter.
    29again

    Answer by 29again at 10:56 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • Sorry anon, taking an hour off of thinking about the economy and jobs is not inappropriate, a waste of time or Un American-unless you're Obama or a current member of Congress. Constantly fretting is counterproductive, and certainly not healthy

    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 11:03 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • No, because you do not go to jail for being gay. There are not gay lesbian separate bathrooms, schools, walkways, doors, water fountains etc etc. Gays have every right any other american has. They can get married it is just called a civil union. They can obtain the majority of benefits that straight married people get by two things a POA and a Will.
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 12:45 AM on Feb. 2, 2010

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