Mike Huckabee: Gays Haven’t Experienced ‘True Discrimination’ Like African-Americans

Mike Huckabee is at it again, and he has somehow managed to insult both LGBT people and African-Americans in one go.

Huckabee took to a local Baton Rouge radio station this morning, and said that apparently equating same-sex marriage to African-Americans, and went on to say that  same-sex marriage is not a civil right.

“First of all, what an insult to African-Americans, who were hosed in the street, who were beaten, who were truly discriminated against with separate restrooms, separate drinking fountains, separate entrances. That was true discrimination and it was horrible. It’s hard to say that the redefinition of marriage is on the same basis as was racial discrimination throughout our history.”

His statement is false, of course, as all people have civil rights. But this also ignores both the atrocities that African-Americans suffered (as they were slaves, raped, whipped, murdered, lynched and treated as property) but this also ignores some of the horrific treatment that members of the LGBT community have received.

Let’s just take a look at just a few examples, and these are unfortunately, only a few among many: Alan Turing, Gerry Edwards, Jody Dobrowski and, of course, the Stonewall Riots.