Saturday, May 18, 2013

On Why Marriage Equality Matters

Someone tell me how this is right
According to Price, Judge John Roach, a Republican who presides over a state trial court in McKinney, Texas, placed a so-called “morality clause” in Compton’s divorce papers. This clause forbids Compton having a person that she is not related to “by blood or marriage” at her home past 9pm when her children are present. Since Texas will not allow Compton to marry her partner, this means that she effectively cannot live with her partner so long as she retains custody over her children. Invoking the “morality clause,” Judge Roach gave Price 30 days to move out of Compton’s home.
Her partner is a woman. She would happily get married except for the fact that the State of Texas does not recognize same sex marriage.

This isn't about special rights, it is about equal protection under the law. I defy anyone to explain how it is anything else. 

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