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Sherrilyn Ifill Connects Marriage Equality with the Baltimore Unrest in an ACS Blog Commentary

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Marrying Dignity and Equal Protection

"Yesterday, as the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments about whether states can exclude gays and lesbians from the benefits of marriage, the crisis in Baltimore flooded the airwaves and brought renewed attention to long-simmering issues of racial justice. While the two issues might seem worlds apart, the often-overlooked truth is that both come down to the fundamental question of whether we as a nation take seriously the responsibility to confer equal dignity upon every citizen."

Read Sherrilyn Ifill's full commentary here.