They are radically different concepts.
"Rights are not real but rather what a society chooses them to be."
Well, that's what Oliver Wendell Holmes said. Anyway, I think I see the problem you're having. If there is no objective meaning of "right," and it's only what "society" as manifested by government decides you can have, then it's whatever the majority wants, I guess. But then why bother debating at all? Just go to the polls and vote, and the winner is the "correct" one.
"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels
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