Comparing race rights w/ health care is ludicrous. In one case people are protesting about what someone else does with their own lives; in the other, people are protesting about an action that literally can mean the difference between life and death for themselves. I believe people are in a better position to determine what's best for themselves both in whom they marry and choosing their healthcare. If this healthcare legislation was serious about controlling costs and making healthcare more affordable there would be tort reform included and the repeal of the restriction banning sale of health insurance across state lines. These 2 actions alone would take care of most of the problem. However, this has very little to do with improving the overall level of healthcare in our country. It is about the increase in power to politicians that goes along with another massive intrusion of Big Brother in our lives. In fact, I would equate the politicians (read Democrats) to the unenlightens who believed that Big Brother should have a say in "Race Mixing".