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Chad Griffin.


OUR MAY ISSUE COVER PROFILE saw lots of activity on the online comment boards. The substantive replies lauded Chad Griffin, pictured above ('I want to thank Mr. Griffin and his colleagues for their efforts and wish them success in obtaining marriage equality!"), or questioned the approach of the lawsuit challenging antigay Proposition 8 in California. One commenter wrote that the strategy "is very risky. It certainly makes sense that the same rights should apply equally across the country and that achieving that goal through a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court is more streamlined than the costlier and more time-consuming approach of going state-by-state. However, we ignore the extremely conservative makeup of the current U.S. Supreme Court at our own peril." Another surmised that if the suit is lost, "the Supreme Court could establish that no jurisdiction needs to affirm our equality," resulting in a condition in which "no more state supreme courts strike down hetero-only marriage laws."

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Title Annotation:FEEDBACK
Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Jun 1, 2010
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