Voice for Equality: Keith Ellison
U.S. Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) has served the fifth congressional district of Minnesota since January 2007. Representative Ellison is a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL).
Apr 22, 2009 at 11:00 am
While serving in the Minnesota state legislature he adamantly opposed denying marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples via constitutional amendment (MN House Bill - HF3922): “What marriage, what single heterosexual marriage that exists today will be saved today because of this amendment? I would suggest to you not one. ...In 1954, the United States Supreme Court, maybe a bunch of activist judges in the minds of some people, said that black school children could go to school in the same classrooms as white school children. Was that the act of an activist judge? Let me ask you this though, what would happen if we put it to the vote? What would happen if we put the Equal Protection Clause to the vote? I dare say that it would fail."
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