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Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Prop. 8 overturned in California, court says state can’t ban gay marriage

It took over a decade to fight discrimination against black people. People quoted the Bible on that issue also. Some people still do. But I’m confident that this rule is totally unconstitutional. The Constitutions protects all people and there is no president for turning back someone’s rights.

So this should surprise know one. There isn’t any difference between “gay” discrimination and “black discrimination.” -សតិវ អតុ


From Yahoo News;

"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," Judge Stephen Reinhardt wrote in the decision. The court concludes that the law violates the 14th Amendment rights of gay couples to equal protection under the law. Access to gay marriage will remain on hold pending appeals to the decision.

The 1964 Civil Rights Act to the Present

The various civil-rights acts and the diminishment of prejudice produced changes in the political arena; African Americans became increasingly elected to public office. In 1966, Edward Brooke became the first African American to be elected to the U.S. Senate since Reconstruction, and, in 1967, Carl Stokes became the first African American to be elected mayor of a major American city (Cleveland). Many major cities, among them New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, have since elected black mayors. In 1984 and 1988, Jesse Jackson campaigned for the Democratic nomination for president, becoming the first black to contend seriously for that office. Douglas Wilder became first African American to be elected governor of a state in 1989. Gen. Colin Powell, the first African American to head the Joint Chiefs of Staff and serve as secretary of state, was the popular choice of many Republicans for the 1996 presidential nomination, although he declined to run.

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