You may have seen this red equality sign posted on your friends Facebook account, tumblr page, or twitter avatar. This symbol to my left was created by the Human Rights Campaign to promote marriage equality. The Human Rights Campaign is an organization that fights for civil and equality rights of LGBT Americans.
This week the Supreme Court will hear two cases that affect the future of marriage in this country. The first one is a challenge to California’s Prop 8, a voter-approved ban on gay marriage, and the second case challenges the constitutionally of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act). DOMA legally defines marriage (at the federal level) as one woman and one man. The fate of these two cases will make history in the United States. People are paying $6,000 just for a chance to sit in on the oral arguments for these cases.
There are many rallyies going on across the nation, and via social media. The majority of us in this country are hoping DOMA is struck down, and that adult human beings will have the right to enter into a contract with whomever they so choose, as long as it’s two consenting adults. Keyword is adults!