This does not make them the same though.
Stop comparing gay rights to civil rights, please.
Er, no, what you want is “equating,” because comparisons are definitely warranted in some cases.
Uh, comparisons between, say, racism and misogyny are only valid if made by, say a WoC. Otherwise it’s generally just privileged people talking out of their ass.
It’s valid to compare interracial marriage with same-sex marriage from a legal perspective.
If by “legal perspective”, you mean “straight interracial marriage used to be illegal and now only gay interracial and intraracial marriage is illegal in some states”, then that would be valid, because gay interracial couples do, in fact, exist.
It’s valid to compare an employment nondiscrimination ordnance based on race to one based on sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Not if you forget that the three do indeed coincide: the people with the worst employment discrimination are trans* women of color.
Historically, yes, the circumstances and struggles are vastly different between the race-based civil rights effort and the LGBT civil rights effort, but there are some valid similarities.
Uh, sure, maybe. Let the queer PoC people talk about that. I’m not an expert and frankly I won’t try and compare them.
Side-note: I am seriously staring at the “LGBT” and laughing inside, because there is no LGBT community or commonality.
The right to freely choose a spouse, the right to vote, the right to education have been achieved and are being fought for in different ways for different identity groups, but they are, in the end, the same human rights for all of us.
Okay, let’s get real here:
- suffrage for white women was achieved by capitalizing on racism against Black men
- interracial gay marriage is still illegal
- the right to education is more of a theory than a reality, considering the American education system
And some further questions:
- did you see who made this post?
- did you know the context of the original post?
- do you know that queer PoC do not actually appreciate equating or comparing different movements that they both belong to, especially when it’s done by white people?