I agree with Brenda and Richard.
Equal rights means using consistent, fair practices to all people regardless of their race, gender, age, etc.
Special rights means using race, gender, age, etc. to gain EXTRA rights for that group's specific agenda.
And as Brenda says, our society is being overrun with those screaming for "equal rights" when in fact what the actually want is "special rights" for their particular group or circumstance.