Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Defining Marriage: Supreme Court Ruling

Gay rights advocate waves a rainbow flag in front of the Supreme Court on 26 June 2013 in Washington DC  

Landmark ruling in America today:

The US Supreme Court has struck down a law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman only, in a landmark ruling.

The court's 5-4 vote said the Defense of Marriage Act, known as Doma, denied equal protection to same-sex couples...

Opinion polls show that most Americans support gay marriage. 

Twelve US states and the District of Columbia recognise gay marriage, while more than 30 states ban it.

Following on from the EU's recent policy in support of LGBTI rights, this sends a clear message that the time for bullies and bigots is drawing to a close. What is happening in Uganda appears to be forcing this issue on the global stage.

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