Why marriage equality is protected under the Constitution

Attorney David Boies, who, with Ted Olson, is co-counsel to plaintiffs challenging California's Proposition 8 marriage ban in federal court, explains why marriage equality should be granted under the U.S. Constitution. "It is time, indeed past time, that we accord [gays and lesbians] the basic human right to marry the person they love," Boies writes. "It is time, indeed past time, that our Constitution fulfill its promise of equal protection and due process for all citizens by now eliminating the last remnant of centuries of misguided state discrimination against gays and lesbians."

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