Monday, 29 June 2015

Equal dignity under the law

“The nature of injustice is that we may not always see it in our own times,” Kennedy wrote. “The limitation of marriage to opposite-sex couples may long have seemed natural and just, but its inconsistency with the central meaning of the fundamental right to marry is now manifest.” The Fourteenth Amendment’s twin promises of due process “liberty” and equal protection require us to re-examine exclusions, however venerable their pedigree: “Rights come not from ancient sources alone. They rise, too, from a better informed understanding of how constitutional imperatives define a liberty that remains urgent in our own era.” 
The Atlantic: The U.S. Supreme Court Fulfills Its Promises on Same-Sex Marriage, June 26, 2015

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