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9/16/11  1:30 am
Commenter: Ashley Hinton, VCU Student

Tell a child.

For all those who are against altering this law to prehibit discrimination based on religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, race, political affiliation, and religious affiliation, should not just tell me a citizen of the United States of America who believes in civil liberties and rights but should tell a child who wonders what it would be like to have parents who love them and who just want to take care of them.

Equality is not some obscure ideology of the civil rights movement of the 1960s or the Women sufferage movement of the 1910s. Equality is something every citizen should have from all walks of life whether or not you believe it should be that way. From a historical perspective this is deeply rooted in our country's history from the first few words of the constitution as "We the People" not you the justified person who believes a minority population is so depraved that they should not have basic rights, or you the law maker whose decisions effects thousands of citizens, or even me the college students whose opinion does not matter as long as the greater good pervails. 

In answer to that I quote George Orwell author of 1984, "He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past controls the future. The present state of America is directly connected with the future citizens of the United States. The decisions made in a couple of weeks from now will set a precedent in the state of Virginia that equality matters or could set us further back into the past. Make your decisions accordingly. 

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