Monday, February 28, 2011


Today, California’s largest newspaper, the Los Angeles Times, published an editorial which argued that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry, starting immediately.

Last week, pro-marriage equality attorneys filed a brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, urging it to lift the stay of the district court decision that ruled Prop. 8 unconstitutional, which would enable marriages to resume. Today’s Los Angeles Times editorial underscores the growing consensus that same-sex couples should not have to wait to get married while the California Prop. 8 case works its way through the very complicated Federal legal system.

“Enough already,” the Los Angeles Times editorial board declared. “…Every day that the case drags on, couples who would like to marry are being deprived of their civil rights. That's not our wording; the federal trial judge decided that issue, at least for now. The denial of constitutional rights, even temporarily, is a deplorable situation that must meet high legal standards to be allowed to continue. In our view, those conditions have not been met.”

Please read the full editorial on the Los Angeles Times website, and to share it with your friends and family on Facebook and Twitter.