Supreme Court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act
While I expect the bigoted rhetoric and draconian attitudes of the ever-shrinking minority will continue (and even get more intense as they realize they are losing), we have hope that times are changing and that equal protection under the law is a reality that cannot be put down. This is about human dignity and equality for all – a concept still foreign to many in this country. A simple concept that even the dumbest among us should be able to understand – if we can discriminate against one group, we can discriminate against all.
With this one decision, the future, at least for my son and our family, is a bit rosier and more welcoming.
Last comment – is it at all surprising that Scalia and Thomas were against it – both individuals who if they look back into relatively recent history and given their race and ethnicity, should realize how discrimination works and how it feels. Perfect example of how that side of our society works – the rules are there for everyone but me.
California Prop 8 – the next monstrosity to come down.
The march continues…..