Voice for Equality: Kim Gandy
September 04, 2009Kim Gandy is an American feminist and was the president of the National Organization for Women (NOW) from 2001 until 2009. She graduated from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, the seat of Lincoln Parish, where she earned a BA in mathematics.
The so-called Federal Marriage Amendment is a transparent election-year ploy to gain political profit by exploiting bigotry and hate. The Constitution should be amended to extend rights to everyone and guarantee equal treatment, and should not be marred by institutionalizing discrimination.
Our Constitution is about expanding and defining rights and liberties, not limiting them. Lawmakers who support a sweeping federal mandate to keep same-sex couples from the legal rights inherent in civil marriage are pandering to prejudice. This stems from the same narrow-minded and bigoted perspective that fueled miscegenation laws. In the 1960's, the civil rights movement fought for interracial couples to have marriage rights--and won. We're fighting for marriage rights again, this time for same-sex couples. We'll win this struggle too. [Link]
Freedom to Marry salutes Kim Gandy as a Voice for Equality!
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