Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA and Return Marriage Equality to California

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Lokeriel, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. Lokeriel

    Lokeriel Because Boomerangs Staff Member

    In recent years, California’s Proposition 8 and the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act became symbols of anti-LGBT discrimination around the country and around the world. Today, both crumbled.

    In a watershed moment in the fight for equality, the United States Supreme Court today ruled to return marriage equality to California and to strike down DOMA. The court ruled in the Prop 8 case on procedural grounds, not reaching a decision on the merits of Prop 8 or the broader question of whether the Constitution guarantees the fundamental right to marry the person you love.

    (via Human Rights Campaign)

    This was the first thing I saw when I turned on the news this morning, and I was in tears, I was so happy.
     
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  2. Angila

    Angila InkGirl. Staff Member

    Awesome! I honestly don't get why this is even a thing. Like, let people marry who they want and stfu.
     
  3. Lokeriel

    Lokeriel Because Boomerangs Staff Member

    Same reason interracial marriages used to be illegal; ignorance and bigotry.
     

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