Sunday, December 7, 2008

"Our Legitimate And Unavoidable Impatience"

"Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself... There comes a time when the cup of endurance runs over, and men are no longer willing to be plunged into the abyss of despair. I hope sirs, you can understand our legitimate and unavoidable impatience." — Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail. (Via Slog.)

The Iowa Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a challenge to the state's anti-gay marriage law on Tuesday. The DI Editorial Board will come out with our advice for the justices who will be deciding this landmark case in tomorrow's paper. Check it out.

In the meantime, talk to someone about gay marriage today. If the person you talk to is opposed, try to convince him or her otherwise. People are most likely to be receptive to changing their minds if lobbied by those they know and trust.

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