Thursday, June 26, 2014

Gay Marriage A Year After DOMA

This is the first anniversary of the demise of DOMA & Prop 8. Since the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on June 26, 2013 that found barring federal rights to legally married gay & lesbian couples unconstitutional it has been reported that almost 49% of gay & lesbian Americans live in states where they can legally marry. That’s almost half of our LGBT population & every day we seem to be gaining states. Just yesterday Indiana & then in Utah a federal judge overturned the ban appeals in those states & Oklahoma, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, Texas, Michigan, Ohio, Idaho, Pennsylvania & Wisconsin will most likely follow. Brian Silva, MEUSA Executive Director stated, "June is LGBTQ Pride Month, & last year at this exact time we celebrated twin victories at the U.S. Supreme Court. This year, as we mark that one year anniversary of the end of Proposition 8 & Section 3 of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, the 10th Circuit has completed a year of unbroken legal victories with a tremendous ruling in favor of love & marriage for all." We have a lot to celebrate on this one-year anniversary & if you haven’t seen HBO’s new documentary THE CASE AGAINST 8 that is currently on the cable network we suggest you do. In this exclusive sound byte we chatted with plaintiffs Kris Perry & Sandy Stier last weekend who talked about their experience being filmed for five years leading up to the Supreme Court decision that found Prop 8 unconstitutional & about what affect the experience had on their family:

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