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Arizona and Uganda

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'It's far too easy to look at a place like Uganda and think that their laws or societal dealings don't affect you. It's just as easy to look at Arizona's proposed legislation and think that it's not that serious because it will only impact a minority in one particular state. But it's precisely when the rights of minorities or the disenfranchised are at risk that we must be the most vocal. We cannot only speak out on our own personal issues, or pick and choose which rights we want to fight for. Nobody is protected until we are all protected equally under the law. Just as I'm not silent about justice for Trayvon Martin or Jordan Davis, I will not be silent about this. It's not about your particular quest for civil rights; it's about fairness and equality for all human beings. Period.'