Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Marriage equality gets its day in court



It will be a historic day at the Supreme Court this morning, as part of a historic week. Today, the justices will consider the constitutionality of California's ban on same-sex marriage, a law generally known as Proposition 8, followed by related arguments tomorrow challenging the legality of the Defense of Marriage Act.  

Conceptually, there is nothing different from this case and Brown vs. the Board of Education, which held that separate schools for black and white children were inherently unequal.  It is time that the Supreme Court recognizes a higher standard of review for our gay and lesbian friends, who deserve the same treatment under the law as everyone else.

I like this video narrated by Morgan Freeman.   We are at the dawn of a new day with respect to marriage equality.  Soon, the religion-wrought discrimination against the LGBT community will be a thing of the past.

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