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Tiffany Graham, professor of law and associate dean for academic affairs at the University of La Verne College of Law, discussed the 14th Amendment and same-sex marriage Monday as part of the Faculty Lecture Series in the President’s Dining Room.
On March 26 the United State Supreme Court heard an appeal to California’s Proposition 8, and the following day listened to oral arguments over the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The issue of same-sex marriage rights is all over the media and the LGBT community is listening.
As a 51-year activist in the civil rights movement, I am becoming frustrated at seeing people in this country repeat the same mistakes of the past.
Years ago an individual’s announcement of being gay came with a tidal wave of shock and campaigns questioning the morals of society.
Kudos to President Obama for voicing his approval of gay marriage. It was a courageous act, considering the incredible bigotry and hatred that some people are directing at our LGBT brethren.
On Sept. 20 the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which was introduced in 1993 by President Clinton and allowed homosexual members of the military to serve only if their sexuality remained secret or unreported, was finally repealed.
Carlos Moreno, associate justice of the California Supreme Court, spoke to an audience of around 65 guests about the “Evolution of Family in California” and discussed the future for same sex marriages.
During one of our weekly editorial board meetings, we were discussing what we would like to put into our “New Governor Wish List.” All of the editors present, excluding me, said to ask our new Gov. Jerry Brown to support gay marriage.
Although there was nothing close to it on the Nov. 2 ballot, gay marriage is still an issue that must be dealt with. And by that I mean it should be legalized. The fact of the matter is there is no real argument against legalizing gay marriage.