Saturday, June 12, 2010

Frank Rich: Calling for Marriage Equality...Again

Frank Rich ( posts this statement by David Boies, who is arguing for marriage equality with Mr. Olson in CA, makes this cogent point about marriage equality, or lack thereof:

As long as gay Americans are denied the same right to marry as everyone else, they are branded as sub-citizens, less equal and less deserving than everyone else. That government-sanctioned stigma inevitably leaves them vulnerable to other slights and discrimination, both subtle and explicit. The damage is particularly acute for children, who must not only wonder why their parents are regarded as defective by the law but must also bear this scarlet letter of inferiority when among their peers.




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