Brighter Future For Marriage Equality

By Justina Patch

Finally there may be a path for equality amongst same-sex couples seeking marriage.  This past Tuesday in a 2-1 vote, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declared that Proposition 8 was unconstitutional under the 14h Amendment.  There are some set backs however, because this will then require all states to lift there bans on same-sex marriage.  The decision is now in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court.  Judge Stephen Reinhardt gave his viewpoint on Proposition 8 as serving no purpose.

Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their relationships and families as inferior to those of opposite-sex couples,

I just find it really sad that other people are able to justify who we can and cannot marry.  Who are they to say that if two people love each other they can’t get married.  Sexual orientation should not matter when love is involved.  My two dads have been married for a year now and had waited so long for the opportunity in New Hampshire to happen.  I would hate to see this joyous moment be taken away from them.


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