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Los Angeles Times Editorial: Seeking Marriage Equality

The Los Angeles Times today published a powerful editorial urging the Supreme Court to find Prop. 8—and laws like it—unconstitutional.

Between now and July, the Supreme Court is expected to rule on two cases dealing with same-sex marriage: one testing the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8, the other involving theDefense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage for federal purposes as the union of a man and a woman.

Proposition 8 and DOMA offer the Supreme Court an opportunity to affirm an ancient principle — equality before the law — in the context of contemporary social realities. The court should rule clearly and boldly.

Thirteen of the nation’s top fifteen papers have editorialized in support of marriage equality. Read the full editorial here.