With Clinton waiting nearby, Sanders blamed her for supporting the Defense of Marriage Act, which barred federal recognition of gay marriage, arguing that she is now misleading the public about her past views when she says that she only supported the law to prevent a constitutional amendment. There was a small minority opposed to discriminating against our gay brothers and sisters, and I am proud that I was one of those members! By all measures, Sanders was ahead of his time in supporting gay rights. In , as mayor of Burlington, he signed a Gay Pride Day proclamation calling it a civil rights issue.
An Overview of the Same-Sex Marriage Debate
10 Common Arguments Used by Opponents of Gay Marriage
I look around and about at people talking about same-sex marriage, and it seems that everyone is accepting the discussion on the marriage bigots' terms, rather than reality. Come on people, let's get a grip: Same-sex marriage already exists in the United States. It has for two years.
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Gay Marriage Debate
See how this article appeared when it was originally published on NYTimes. The rulings leave in place laws banning same-sex marriage around the nation, and the court declined to say whether there was a constitutional right to such unions. Image Plaintiffs and lawyers in Hollingsworth v.
Gay Marriage: The Arguments and the Motives A personal essay in hypertext by Scott Bidstrup "We cannot accept the view that Amendment 2's prohibition on specific legal protections does no more than deprive homosexuals of special rights. To the contrary, the amendment imposes a special disability on those persons alone. Homosexuals are forbidden the safeguards that others enjoy or may seek without constraint" -Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the majority of the U.