Saturday, May 19, 2012
"Equal Rights for Gay Americans Are Inevitable"
Here's a link to an article that sums up what I think many of us believe will be the future.
What I like most about this article is there are various pieces of information I didn't know. Like this:
Thursday is big day that celebrates the eternal American quest for equality. On this day in 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision in Brown v. Board of Education, declaring that racial segregation was a violation of the equal protection clause in the 14th Amendment of the Constitution. Today is also the anniversary of the day in 2004 when the first gay couple in the United States was legally married due to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Council's ruling that the state could not discriminate against gay residents.
I do remember friends of mine in Provincetown getting married in 2004. These same friends, a lesbian couple who have been together for over twenty years, have been married in other states as well, including California. They tell me they always find it interesting when they fly to LA, because there are still so many states where they aren't considered leagally married.