Last week’s Supreme Court decision to review the constitutionality of discriminatory marriage laws in four states prohibiting same-sex couples from marrying was not only historic, but also the right thing to do. Equality means everyone.
Important constitutional principles regarding human rights are heading towards a long-overdue day in the sun.
Presently 14 states still deprive gays and lesbians of their constitutional rights, and that’s plain wrong. Only by striking down discriminatory marriage laws that deny a couple of the fundemental right to marry will America achieve full nationwide marriage equality.
We should know by the end of June whether the Supreme Court truly stands for everyone, as in justice for all. Let us hope and trust that same-sex marriage becomes recognized nationwide. Equality requires nothing less.
Michael Ra Bouchard, Ph.D.
Pahoa , Hawaii