November 19, 2003

Baby Steps to Equality

Everyone automatically compares Tuesday's Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling with the Brown vs. Board of Education case. Really, it should be likened to the Loving v. Virginia decision. To me, the fundamental statement from that case is:

"...to deny this fundamental freedom on so unsupportable
a basis ... is surely to deprive all citizens of
liberty without due process of law."

Chief Justice Earl Warren, June 1967

Posted by ronn at November 19, 2003 12:26 AM

Comments
Wow. Your brain must be sparkling. The last time I even remember talking about that case was in high school, and that was in...oh, nevermind!!!! Then again, we could always get 'Mr. And Mrs. Loving' on VHS. Posted by: ej on November 19, 2003 06:07 AM
I'm just happy that we're finally making progress on this issue. I can't wait for the day I am offered citizenship because I am married to someone special. It may not happen soon enough in my case, but I can dream, can't I? Posted by: Patrick on November 21, 2003 05:16 PM
Dream on Papi, dream on. Posted by: ronn on November 21, 2003 07:16 PM