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Analogy Lesson: Racism is the Wrong Frame for Understanding the Passage of California's Same-sex Marriage Ban

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Publication Date: 
November 14, 2008
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Magazine Article
Bibliography: Richard Thompson Ford, Analogy Lesson: Racism is the Wrong Frame for Understanding the Passage of California's Same-sex Marriage Ban, Slate.com, November 14, 2008.

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Like Democrats running for Congress, same-sex marriage supporters hoped to ride the wave of Obama-mania all the way to victory in last week's election. Instead, of course, three states, including liberal and overwhelmingly pro-Obama California, voted to ban same-sex marriage. "People don't seem to realize it's all the same thing. An African-American being elected is all part of equal rights that also apply to the gay community," said a disappointed same-sex marriage proponent in Chicago a few days after the election.