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.