Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Gay Marriage Supreme Court Day 1

UPDATE: Today the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in Hollingsworth v. Perry, the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8. The Court is now considering whether Proposition 8 violates the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. 
Over the next two days our community will make the case in the Supreme Court of the United States that there is no justification for treating the relationships of gay & lesbian people as second class citizens. It begins March 26th at 10A when Ted Olson & David Boies will make the case before the Supreme Court that every American is guaranteed the freedom to marry the person they love. They represent 2 couples, Kris Perry & Sandy Stier & Paul Katami & Jeff Zarrillo, who like so many Americans want the freedom to marry the person they love. The United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Hollingsworth v. Perry the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8. Enacted in November 2008 Prop 8 eliminated the fundamental freedom of gay & lesbian Californians to marry. On December 7th 2012 the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Perry to review the landmark federal court of appeals ruling that upheld the decision of the federal district court that found Proposition 8 unconstitutional. The Court will consider whether Proposition 8 violates the Due Process & Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Then tomorrow the unconstitutionality of DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act) will take center stage. In Massachusetts where gay marriage began almost 9 years ago MassEquality will hold an historic rally at Boston City Hall Flag Pole 3P March 26th at the Government Center. There are rallies scheduled to be held in all 50 states.  Updates to Come..:)
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