Title

Still Learning From the Birmingham Jail

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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International

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Article

Publication Date

4-16-2016

Publisher

Huffington Post

Language

en-US

Abstract

This month presents an opportune moment to reflect upon what guidance Dr. King’s poignant words can offer our society in addressing what some have called “the new civil rights movement”: the same-sex marriage movement.April 16, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the day that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. began to write his masterpiece, “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” Thus, this month presents an opportune moment to reflect upon what guidance Dr. King’s poignant words can offer our society in addressing what some have called “the new civil rights movement”: the same-sex marriage movement. This important letter’s lessons are as profound today on the question of gay marriage as they were in 1963 on the question of racial civil rights. They make it clear why justice simply cannot wait.

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