Originally Posted by leekohler
So, am I supposed to do this til I die too?
I absolutely recognize those contributions. I worked with a lot of them. I get it. But at this point we should be much further along. I've done my public speaking in the 80's and 90's, gotten several death threats. It's time for this to be over. I feel bad that all we have done has not given the older folks peace, even though we've fought hard.
Yes...you keep fighting, just as we all must continue to do. You don't lay down your arms in a middle of a fight. Especially when you are close to victory.
As for it taking too long. While I agree that civil rights should not take this long to achieve, it is something that ALL civil rights struggles have had to go through. And some of them even a lot longer....look at how long blacks have been discriminated against and even still are in some ways. So yes, we will have to fight discrimination the rest of our lives unfortunately. Because even once marriage equality is the law of the land, that discrimination will still exist for a long time. Just as racism does in parts of the country still to this day. In other words, it's not like flipping a light switch and everything changes the next day. It won't. Civil rights and fighting discrimination and changing society attitudes are a long slow glacier-like process.