Monday, August 9, 2010

Common Sense from an Uncommon Ally

Geoffery Stone isn’t just the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago. He’s a pretty amazing straight ally, too. And right now at the Huffington Post, he’s taking on the argument being made by anti-equality advocates that last week’s decision in the Perry case was an example of judicial activism trumping the rights of voters.

The big takeaway (for those in need of a preview) is here:

Judge Vaughn's decision is perfectly in line with the Supreme Court's landmark decisions in Brown v. Board of Education, which held that separate is not equal, and Loving v. Virginia, which held that it is not "equal" to deny individuals the freedom to marry a person of another race. Perry is right as a matter of constitutional law, even if it makes the majority unhappy, for the very same reasons Brown and Loving were right.

Now check out the whole article and get the facts that you need to win this argument, fair and square.

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