Monday, November 19, 2012

Gay Marriage & Slavery (AUDIO)

Gay marriage in the 21st Century has a lot in common with slavery laws prior to the Civil War. This was a state-by-state decision & by 1804 all states north of the Mason & Dixon Line had either abolished slavery outright or passed laws for the gradual abolition of slavery. Sounds familiar doesn’t it. Nine years ago Massachusetts passed gay marriage on Nov. 18th 2003 with the historic Goodridge v. Dept. of Public Health decision when GLAD (Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders) sued the Massachusetts Department of Health in Superior Court & won. Now we have gay marriage in Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont & Washington States as well as in the District of Columbia & two Native American tribes Coquille & Suquamish. We were excited when Obama came out for gay marriage last spring but disappointed that he still insisted this should be a state-by-state decision. This is wrong & Un-American. The majority should not be voting on the rights of a minority. With Obama being reelected we have an opportunity to abolish DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) which has been found unconstitutional in federal court again & again. Yet we are still waiting to see if the US Supreme Court will hear these cases. In this exclusive audio byte syndicated Afro-American religion columnist Reverend Irene Monroe addresses this concern:
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1 Comments:

Anonymous Indian Matrimonial said...

Studies conducted in Several countries indicate that support for the legalization of same-sex marriage increases with higher levels of education and that support is strong among younger people. but how it works only they can know....

November 19, 2012 at 9:42 AM  

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