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By Abraham Meltzer | July 4, 2009
On May 26, in Strauss v. Horton, the California Supreme Court held 6 to 1 that Proposition 8 lawfully bars same-sex couples from marrying . The high court’s majority opinion is harmful for two reasons: It supports group bias against gays, and it essentially removes the equal protection clause from California’s Constitution. From my perspective as a heterosexual married man with children, I believe our society will be better — for both gay and straight people — if and when consenting gay and lesbian adults are allowed to marry.
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By Abraham Meltzer | July 8, 2009
On May 26, in Strauss v. Horton, the California Supreme Court held 6 to 1 that Proposition 8 lawfully bars same-sex couples from marrying in California. The high court’s majority opinion is harmful for two reasons: It supports group bias against gays, and it essentially removes the equal protection clause from California’s Constitution. Regarding the first point, from my perspective as a heterosexual married man with children, I simply believe that our society will be better — for both gay and straight people — if and when consenting gay and lesbian adults are allowed to marry.
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April 3, 2010
The health-care-reform measure passed by the House and signed into law by President Obama this week is being challenged by religious-rights groups who claim that ?the law treats religions unequally and forces adherents to be part of a health-care system that violates their religious beliefs on abortion.? One lawsuit has been filed that claims ?that forcing individuals to participate in a health-care system that supports abortions violates their 1st Amendment right to freely follow their sincerely held religious beliefs.
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By Abraham Meltzer | July 4, 2009
On May 26, in Strauss v. Horton, the California Supreme Court held 6 to 1 that Proposition 8 lawfully bars same-sex couples from marrying . The high court’s majority opinion is harmful for two reasons: It supports group bias against gays, and it essentially removes the equal protection clause from California’s Constitution. From my perspective as a heterosexual married man with children, I believe our society will be better — for both gay and straight people — if and when consenting gay and lesbian adults are allowed to marry.
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