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Martinique: California's Proposition 8 ‘a violation of civil rights. Period.’

Categories: Caribbean, Martinique, Elections, Ethnicity & Race, LGBTQ+, Politics

From Martinique, le blog de [moi] discusses Pro [1]position 8 [2][Fr], a proposed amendment to the California constitution that would prohibit same-sex marriage and is expected to pass in a referendum on Tuesday.  She writes that denying gays and lesbians the right to marry is a “violation of civil rights.  Period,”  and points out that California recognized marriage as a fundamental human right when, in 1948, it became the first state to legalize interracial marriage.