The Supreme Court's LGBT Catch-22
Last week the Supreme Court issued two of the greatest wins and setbacks to civil rights we’ve seen in the last 50 years. In ruling key elements of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, it validated the love I share with my wife and that of other LGBT couples whose relationships have been all but invisible. But instead of opening the floodgates for gay rights to take hold across the country, it may have stalled them, by neutering a key provision of the Voting Rights Act that ended federal oversight of voting-law changes in states with a history of racial discrimination.
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This article was originally published in The Atlantic.
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