Gay is not a civil right? I don't understand, I think it should be because you should have any and every right to be happy in your own skin without feel any way about it. The definition of civil rights is rights to personal liberty established by the 13th and 14th Amendments to the U.S. constitution and certain Congressional acts, especially as applied to an individual or a minority group; the rights to full legal, social, and economic equality extended to blacks. As I research more and more about civil rights I find that people are blaming the president of the United States of America, Barack Obama for this non-sense. Msnbc.com are saying that when Barack Obama got elected in 2008, that is when voters in California voted to over turn the rights for gays and lesbians to get married in Florida and California. Msnbc.com asks “how can you compare being black to being gay?” You can easily hide the physical appearance of being gay to dodge the harmful discrimination by other people. However, you can’t disguise the color of black skin. There is not a way to escape the mind corrupting discrimination and non-acceptance.