A Win for Civil Rights


Earlier today California Courts ruled that proposition 8 was unconstitutional.  Prop 8 was a ban on same-sex marriage and its repeal today is a win for proponents of same-sex marriage and it is a win for civil rights in general.  According to the ruling all prop 8 did was “lessen the status and human dignity of gay men and lesbians.”

This is the bigger issue at hand.  Banning same-sex marriage is more than an attack on the gay and lesbian community it is an attack on civil rights. By not allowing same-sex marriages it gives a sector of the population more rights than another sector for no reason.  Also, this ruling could lead the way to a Supreme Court decision, which could end this civil inequality once and for all. Today is a big win for civil rights but the fight is not over.

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