Fri May 16, 2008
d) Family, relationships and marriage
Ruling our own lives
This opinion piece was published on the ABC News website on 16.5.08.Freedom is rarely associated with marriage. Too many ill-considered and unhappy unions have seen to that.
But for those people denied the right to marry the person they love, marriage is synonymous with freedom.
The association between the equality in marriage and freedom from second-class status is well understood by people of colour.
In 1958, in the midst of the struggle for black civil rights in America, Martin Luther King declared,
“When any society says that I cannot marry a certain person, that society has cut off a segment of my freedom.”
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