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posted Friday, June 4, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 23

Marriage equality for all couples
By John D. Podesta and Robert A. Levy
washingtonpost.com
Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Nearly a century after the 14th Amendment was ratified in 1868, the Supreme Court unanimously affirmed that "marriage is one of the 'basic civil rights of man.' " That 1967 case, Loving v. Virginia, ended bans on interracial marriage in the 16 states that still had such laws.

Now, 43 years after Loving, the courts are once again grappling with denial of equal marriage rights - this time to gay couples. We believe that a society respectful of individual liberty must end this unequal treatment under the law.

Toward that goal, we have agreed to co-chair the advisory board of the American Foundation for Equal Rights. The foundation helped launch the case of Perry v. Schwarzenegger, which is currently before a federal district court in California but is likely to be appealed all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

full story: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/ 2010/06/07/AR2010060703593.html


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