Originally Posted by niblet
Is the battle for polygamist rights a civil rights battle?
The root word of civil comes from the latin "civis" which means "citizen."
Whatever the battle for whatever the set of "rights," it's a civil rights battle - a battle over what rights a citizen has.
The right to copulate with little boys is a civil rights battle. Whether they are right or wrong doesn't change the fundamental nature of what kind of battle it is (ie. rights for citizens).
Anyone who says the battle for gay rights isn't a civil rights battle are not only wrong, but they're ignorant to the point of being morons. They should seriously question themselves about whether they even have a place in public policy discussions given how demonstrably ignorant they are. These are truly the kind of citizens the founders were trying to protect us against when they eschewed democracy in favor of a representative republic.