mettsDemocratic Rhode Island state senator Harold M. Metts said this just before Rhode Island voted on marriage equality:

Many from my community take exception to the attempts of the gay rights activists to hitch their wagon to the civil rights movement as it pertains to African Americans. I can change my sexual preference tonight if I want to, but I can’t change my color.

1, 2, 3, go?

And once you’re gay, five minutes from now, do you think maybe you might be able to take a moment to reflect on why this is so important to the LGBT community? Thanks.