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March 28, 2013 at 7:25 AM
Supreme Court justices’ disappointing comments may mean a wait for federal same-sex marriage
Check out this interactive from the Associated Press that measures public sentiment. The most interesting part of this interactive graph is on page 2, which highlights comments from each justice during the two-day hearing.
Our editorial board supports legalizing marriage for gay and lesbian couples. Leading up to the 2012 general election, we held a social-media campaign called “I Do” to support approving Referendum 74. (Here are the 300 photos readers shared with us.)
The conversation continued on our editorial board this week as the Supreme Court heard arguments for and against California Proposition 8 and Defense of Marriage Act.
- Same-sex marriage is a state’s right: Check out editorial columnist Bruce Ramsey’s column arguing why same-sex marriage is a state’s right. (He voted to approve Referendum 74, by the way.)
- Legalize it federally now. I argued that the high court should legalize marriage for same-sex couples across the land in an Opinion Northwest blog post.
- Show your support on social media. Editorial writer Thanh Tan worked with our graphics department to put together a Facebook profile picture showing our support as part of the Human Rights Coalition campaign.