Main | Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Editorial Of The Day

From Alabama's Montgomery Advertiser:
The tide toward marriage equality in Alabama is rising, as it has in many other states, and it's unlikely to be stopped. Nor should it be. The constitutional argument that the right to marry should be extended to same-sex couples is simply too sound. That becomes clearer each week as more dominoes fall in courts around the nation where judges are striking down gay marriage bans. There's no ignoring the fact that Alabama voters overwhelmingly approved the Sanctity of Marriage Amendment, with 81 percent supporting the same-sex union ban. But majorities also once opposed allowing interracial marriage and women's right to vote, to name but two once socially acceptable forms of discrimination. Ultimately, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether Alabama's and other states' bans on same-sex marriage belong on the historical trash heap. As that process continues, it's heartening to know both the Constitution and high court precedent forbid letting a misguided majority deprive minority groups of equal protection under the law.
(Tipped by JMG reader Alison)

Labels: , ,

comments powered by Disqus