To understand anti-gay bias, we can learn from Civil Rights Movement | Opinion

August 15, 2015

The recently-introduced First Amendment Defense Act, co-sponsored by over 100 members of Congress, shares its origins with the same mentality that created Jim Crow laws following the Civil War as well as the less formal but still violent anti-black discrimination that was so pervasive before and after the Civil War.

Robert Checchio holds a Ph.D. in Planning and Public Policy from Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, and is the Vice President of the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Coalition, a grass-roots general aviation advocacy organization.

NJ.com, August 15

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