Civil rights must be for all

, The National Law Journal

Ten years ago, I sat in a constitutional law class taught by Barack Obama. My mother proudly recalls that I predicted that Obama would someday be president. We have watched Obama achieve what folks never imagined: a little-known local hero managed to unite the most powerful country during a painful economic time. This makes it all the more confusing — and hurtful — that he would select Rick Warren, a decisive player in the movement against gay civil rights, including gay marriage, to speak at his inauguration.

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