'Permanent Scar' Should Not Be Overlooked

New York Law Journal

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There was a glaring omission in the article on George Bundy Smith's career and passing: his joinder with the majority in Hernandez v. Robles and companion cases before the Court of Appeals.

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  • Quentin Zell

    Bosu: just because black Americans suffered more than gay Americans does not mean that LGBT Americans did not deserve the protections of marriage equality. I agree with the late Julian Bond, A leader of the 60s civil rights movement, who could not understand why gay rights were derided in comparison to the rights of Afro descendent Americans. No doubt blacks suffered more; that does not mean gay people did not deserve the rights that Judge Smith should have extended them.

  • bosu57@msn.com

    You cannot possibly compare what happened to black folks under Jim Crow to gays not being able to marry. Emmitt Till, Megar Evers, Goodman, Chaney and Schwerner just to name a few who were brutally murdered simply because they demanded that African-Americans be treated equally under law. The rights that they were demanding was more than just the right to marry, it was the right to be treated as human beings!!!

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