Slayer of the DP Newsbot
- Aug 27, 2005
- Reaction score
- Houston, TX
- Political Leaning
SAN FRANCISCO -- The country's largest lawyers' group has backed a resolution calling on all state legislatures to let same-sex couples get married.
The American Bar Association voted at its annual meeting Tuesday in San Francisco to support the measure sponsored by the New York State Bar Association.
New York State Bar Association President Stephen P. Younger says the resolution passed overwhelmingly, with only one speaker voicing opposition during debate.
The ABA's approval comes days after a federal judge in San Francisco struck down California's voter-approved same-sex marriage ban. Younger says the timing of the ABA's vote is a coincidence.
That is quite an endorsement, and why not? After all, gays deserve the same rights as everyone else. That this is recognized by the legal community will serve to hasten the day that, gay or straight, everyone will have access to marriage, and that, folks, is as American as apple pie.
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