Tuesday, June 25, 2013

PROP 8 and DOMA

"Tomorrow, the United States Supreme Court will rule on two cases involving marriage equality: Prop 8 and DOMA. These decisions will have an immeasurable impact on same-sex couples and their families, and could forever change the course of American history.

Until full marriage-equality is established nation-wide, I and my LGBT brothers and sisters will be treated as second-class citizens whose children and families are denied basic legal rights and protections. That means limited rights for non-biological parents, denial of health benefits for partners, denial of inheritance and social security benefits for partners, restricted adoption rights, restricted medical and hospital visitation rights, and more than a thousand other legal protections that opposite-sex couples are given. Enough is enough. It's time that we live up to our nation's values and demand that all citizens be created equal under the law."-quote

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