On Tuesday, March 26th, SCOTUS will listen to arguments that could overturn California's Proposition 8.
One thing among many things significant about this is that in 1967 SCOTUS overturned a ban on interracial marriage. Yes, for those who don't know, back then this was happening with mixed race couples. At that point in time...pre-Stonewall...you didn't even admit you were gay for fear of all kinds of negative repercussions.
It's interesting to see how history does, indeed, repeat itself. We now have a mixed race President. Maybe forty-five years from now we'll see an LGBT President.
The above advertisement came from my inbox earlier today, and was in The Washington Post today as well. It's supposed to get over 220,000 views. The e-mail below was signed by Fred Karger, who made history last year by running on the Republican ticket as the first openly gay Presidential candidate in the history of the United States. And most recently he's been running Rightsequalrights.com spearheading a movement to legalize same sex marriage.
Also from my inbox:
Rights Equal Rights (formerly Californian’s Against Hate) has paid for this ad in the Washington Post to run for five days beginning today. Rights Equal Rights was founded nearly five years ago to help make same-sex marriage the law of the land.
We are now on the cusp of full equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. The United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments to overturn California’s Proposition 8 on Tuesday, March 26th.
Help us continue to run this powerful ad all over.
Please send in $25.00, $50.00 or even $100.00 to make this crucial argument, that full marriage equality means just that.