Anti-Gay Marriage Laws Challenged at Supreme Court

March 28, 2013 | Revolution Newspaper |


Two laws that enforce vicious second-class citizenship against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, by denying them the right to marry, are being challenged this week at the Supreme Court. One is California's Proposition 8. The other is the "Defense of Marriage Act."

For background on Proposition 8, see "Gay Marriage: A Basic Right! A Just Demand!" (Revolution #148, November 23, 2008) To see how a revolutionary, socialist society would end discrimination as well as prejudice against people because of their sexual orientation, see the Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America (Draft Proposal)—both "Article III. Rights of the People and the Struggle to Uproot All Exploitation and Oppression," and also study how overcoming this, and all oppression is addressed throughout the document.

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