Rhode Island House Passes Marriage Eq...

Rhode Island House Passes Marriage Equality Bill

There are 4 comments on the lezgetreal.com story from Jan 24, 2013, titled Rhode Island House Passes Marriage Equality Bill . In it, lezgetreal.com reports that:

And marriage continues to creep forward. Rhode Island’s House of Representatives voted in favor or same-sex marriage. They voted 51 to 19 in favor of marriage equality.

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Lililth_Satans_B ore

Since: May 12

Bellevue, WA

#1 Jan 24, 2013
So cool

Since: Jun 11


#2 Jan 24, 2013
"it is instructive to recall in this regard that the traditional, well-established legal rules and practices of our not-so-distant past (1) barred interracial marriage,(2) upheld the routine exclusion of women from many occupations and official duties, and (3) considered the relegation of racial minorities to separate and assertedly equivalent public facilities and institutions as constitutionally equal treatment." ""If we have learned anything from the significant evolution in the prevailing societal views and official policies toward members of minority races and toward women over the past half-century, it is that even the most familiar and generally accepted of social practices and traditions often mask unfairness and inequality that frequently is not recognized or appreciated by those not directly harmed by those practices or traditions."

"Conventional understanding of marriage must yield to a more contemporary appreciation of the rights entitled to constitutional protection. Interpreting our state constitutional provisions in accordance with firmly established equal protection principles leads inevitably to the conclusion that gay persons are entitled to marry the otherwise qualified same sex partner of their choice." "To decide otherwise would require us to apply one set of constitutional principles to gay persons and another to all others." In re Marriage

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#3 Jan 24, 2013
Links please!@-@

Since: Apr 11

Santa Monica, CA

#4 Jan 24, 2013
Good news. Probably in less than 5 years all 50 states will have gay marriage, and in less than 10, people will wonder what all the fuss was about.
There just isn't a good argument against gay marriage.

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