Eric Holder’s Expansive Vision of Civil Rights - the Atlantic
Gay marriage is clearly a civil-rights question, too. That’s true whether you think it’s a civil right that ought to be afforded or not. Because “civil rights” is so often taken to mean the 1960s push for racial equality, it’s hard to speak about civil rights in a neutral way, and opponents of marriage equality bristle at the comparison, which they take to call them the same as ’60s racists—a comparison many gay-marriage backers make explicit.
As opposed to my previous page, here is a more positive view of Holder’s tenure.