Saturday, July 10, 2004

Congrats to all the newly legal partners

Just back from Memorial Park in Maplewood. A nice scene - beautiful weather, lots of families, lots of happy people.

In honor of the new Domestic Partnership law we're celebrating today, I'm including paragraph 1 of the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution - you know, the amendment subtitled "Citizenship Rights." However much a breakthrough "Domestic Partnership" is, until they can marry, the law is still denying our gay/lesbian friends and neighbors their full rights as citizens.
1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
We've still got a good long way to go for that one.

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