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Bravo to Judge Walker

Posted: August 7, 2010 4:33 p.m.
Updated: August 8, 2010 4:30 a.m.
 

Thank God for the so-called “activist judge” who had the courage and good sense to affirm the U.S. Constitution’s most basic premise, that all citizens are subject to “equal protection under law.” This idea is so important, it is written across the very entrance to the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

By ruling to overturn Proposition 8 (which banned gay marriage in California), U.S. District Judge Walker carefully and rightly laid out the clear case that gay people in our country have been — and are being — subjected to unacceptable prejudicial treatment under the law by not being allowed to marry, as are other individuals in our society.

This is another nail in the ugly coffin of prejudice and homophobia in our country, and I am certain it won’t be the last.

After 200-plus years, isn’t it about time we gave up treating some folks as second-class citizens and allowed them to exercise the full rights that Thomas Jefferson wrote are “endowed by our Creator?”

Bravo to Judge Walker, and may we have more jurists like him serving in our courts.  

 

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