Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Howard University files a Brief against Prop 8


Historic!

One of the oldest Black Universities has filed a brief to strike down Prop 8

Here's their intro statement:
As one of the oldest among historically black colleges and universities, Howard University School of Law has long placed the defense of human rights,equality and dignity at the heart of its educational practice.

This Court faces the question of whether marriage should be equally available to same-sex couples as to opposite-sex couples. In seeking to answer the question, the Court will inevitably confront—directly or indirectly—the argument that the struggle for equal rights for same-sex couples does not constitutionally or morally equate with the fight against racial subordination. Amicus curiae respectfully submits this brief as a corrective to the flawed distinction too often drawn between equal rights for racial minorities and equal rights for all human beings.
Click the link above to read the brief.