Quote of the day, on the importance of marriage equality

We, as judges, deal so often with laws that confine and constrain. Yet our core legal instrument comprehends the rights of all people, regardless of sexual orientation, to love and to marry the individuals they choose. It demands not merely toleration; when a state is in the business of marriage, it must affirm the love and commitment of same-sex couples in equal measure. Recognizing that right dignifies them; in so doing, we dignify our Constitution.

-- 9th Circuit Court, Federal Judge, Stephen Reinhardt, in striking down Idaho's and Nevada's same-sex marriage bans

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