Waymon Hudson

Breaking Down Marriage Equality at the Supreme Court

Filed By Waymon Hudson | June 20, 2013 4:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: Edie Windsor, gay marriage, Hollingsworth v. Perry, marriage equality, same-sex marriage, Supreme Court, supreme court gay marriage, United States v. Windsor, US Supreme Court

The latest episode of Gay TV on the Go's LGBT politics show Critical Thinking Hosted by Waymon Hudson breaks down the arguments and possible outcomes of the two historic marriage equality cases being heard by the Supreme Court.

The first case is Hollingsworth v. Perry, which challenges the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8 that banned same-sex marriage. The second case is United States v. Windsor, which argues against the constitutionality of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act. DOMA defines marriage as "one man and one woman" for federal recognition and benefits.

Included in the video are audio highlights from the oral arguments, analysis of the outcomes, and what the decisions could mean for LGBT rights as we move forward.

Video and more after the break.


While we won't know the outcomes of the cases until late June, one thing is clear: momentum for equality is on our side. These historic cases, the groundswell of public support, and the quick movement by politicians to the pro-equality side show that the arc of history is bending towards justice.

But to be clear, our work is far from done. We must continue to educate, agitate, and advocate for full equality - whether it be full marriage rights or employment discrimination protections or transgender equality. Continued LGBT visibility and activism, a common theme in the court cases, has truly changed hearts and minds at a rapid pace in this country. And it can continue to push us forward in our civil rights struggle as we fight for a perfect union.


Make sure you catch the entire episode of Critical Thinking Hosted by Waymon Hudson on Gay TV on the Go, and join the show's discussions on Twitter with the hashtag #CriticalThinkingTV, and on our Critical Thinking Facebook page.


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