Sexual justice and Arizona’s immigration policy

I just wanted to take a minute to point out this great post from sexologist and minister Debra W. Haffner, Arizona Immigration Policy: Why It Matters To A Sexual Justice Advocate.

At its core, my strong faith commitment to the dignity and worth of all persons means that I do not think any person is “illegal” or unworthy of equal treatment. But, these issues also intersect in more practical ways. What’s going to happen to Hispanic women in labor in Arizona when they go to a hospital? What about when they visit a public health clinic for birth control? What happens to gay and lesbian Hispanic immigrants who live with U.S. citizens in families but because there is no marriage equality are denied immigration status that their straight married friends have? There are many such questions where these issues intersect.

Make sure to check out the whole thing.

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  • Comrade Kevin

    I completely agree that immigration reform is a moral issue on all kinds of levels. I don’t believe that faith should reflect fear and hatred. I have always found it deeply unfortunate when people manipulate the teachings of any religion or faith to advance their own selfishness and inability to look beyond themselves.
    One finds evidence of this regardless of where one looks.