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GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen signs pro-gay marriage brief

Gay South Florida:

From U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Miami, one of about 75 leading Republicans now supporting marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples:


Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/gaysouthflorida/2013/02/ros-lehtinen-on-gay-marriage-ban-were-calling-on-the-supreme-court-to-correct-this-injustice.html#storylink=cpy

“I have joined many other Republicans in signing a legal brief demonstrating that the right to marry should be constitutionally supported for all Americans. It isn’t correct to unfairly restrict the rights of equality and justice upon which our great nation was founded. We’re calling on the Supreme Court to correct this injustice and to bestow constitutional freedoms for all. We have taken a historic stride toward equality with the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’. I have also supported other pro-equality legislation such as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, the Student Non-Discrimination Act, and the Every Child Deserves a Family Act. It should not be constitutional that we continue to deny to LGBT Americans rights enjoyed by others. We must act now to ensure the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution are applied to all Americans.”


Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/gaysouthflorida/2013/02/ros-lehtinen-on-gay-marriage-ban-were-calling-on-the-supreme-court-to-correct-this-injustice.html#storylink=cpy

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ruth frank

It would be good if everyone could humanely extend their concerns and interests to other people who are also struggling with problems of the same or different issues. Too ofter are interests are narrowly focussed on only issues that touch us intimately and blind to other people's issue. Humanity requires a broader attention.

Michelle1980

Everyone deserves to be happy. If this shows the unity of every people represented in America, regardless of their gender preference, then I don't see any bad in this signing.

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