Gay Marriage and Civil Rights

Washington DC Democratic political consultant Brad Bannon writes:

"Thursday was a big day that mareds the eternal American quest for equality. On this day in 1954, U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision in Brown v Board of Education that declared that racial segregation was a violation of the equal protection clause in the 14th amendment of the Constitution. Today is also the anniversary of the day in 2004 when the first gay couple in the U.S. was legally married due to the Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Council’s ruling that the state could not discriminate against gay residents of the state."