Rights and Privileges

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Dayna K. Shaw has done an incredible amount of research to compile all rights and priviliges that Americans denied the civil right of marriage are currently being deprived of. Dayna K. Shaw, supported by Behn Miller Kelly and Richard Burkard, prepared and first submitted their report to Bill Frist in 2004.

If you’ve ever wondered what all the ruckus is about, take a minute to peruse this list.

Pursuit of happiness

The phrase “pursuit of happiness” appeared in the 1967 Supreme Court case, Loving v. Virginia, which focused on an anti-miscegenation statute. Justice Warren wrote:

The freedom to marry has long been recognized as one of the vital personal rights essential to the orderly pursuit of happiness by free men.
The above information is taken directly from Wikipedia.

It was the very first thing that came up in a google search. There is so much written about our rights and freedoms as Americans and much of it is now available on the internet. Why are we wasting so much time and money on something that should not even be an issue. There are kids without a place to sleep tonight, veterans feeling abandoned by the country they fought so hard to protect, jails filled with poor, black men, drugs pervasive in our communities, our jobs going to other countries, to name just a few, and we are worrying — wasting good money — to prevent a productive, working, loving segment of our society from the very rights we are guaranteed as Americans.

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~ by byrningbunny on March 6, 2008.

One Response to “Rights and Privileges”

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