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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #90)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 04:38 PM

93. Enforcement of a law would change that. Which is my point

 

On the topic at hand, the rights are already there. The protections are already there. it's not an instance of a lack of legal rights, as is the case with the GLBT rights you just mentioned. The problem is violation of those rights. Non-enforcement of protective law.

Now, thankfully, enforcment of these LGBT rights is pretty on-the-ball rigth now. I worry if it will remain so ten, twenty years from now. Sixty? 'Cause that's what's screwing black people over, decades of legal neglect and little underhanded nips and tucks to circumvent their rights without actually overwriting or abolishing those rights.

Simply saying "write more laws!" is a glib, thoughtless "solution" to the problem. The laws are already there!. So, of course the reply to that is "enforce them!" Absolutely. Now, what's the plan for enforcing these laws, and why the fuck do we apparently have to wait until inauguration day, 2017, to see such enforcement?

Also, I do not recall anywhere I have ever said that civil rights are meaningless. Please do demonstrate to me where I have.

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