Newark Mayor Cory Booker on Sunday
delivered an impassioned plea for gay marriage, saying millions of
Americans are being treated as second-class citizens.
Appearing on an ABC News This Week
panel moderated by George Stephanopoulos discussing two cases before
the Supreme Court related to marriage equality, Booker urged the
court to act against such bans.
“Look, this is an anguished reality
where we have a second-class citizenship for millions, and millions
of Americans who are denied over 1,000 laws,” said Booker. “Thank
God we didn't wait on the states on women's equality under the law.
Thank God we didn't wait for the states on African Americans' equality
under the law. Thank God we didn't wait on the states on
Jeff Zeleny, senior Washington
correspondent for ABC News, noted that for Democrats it has become
politically “dangerous” not to endorse marriage equality.
“Democrats are not doing this because
they've suddenly come to this position – most of them believe that
already. But it's politically feasible and popular for them to do
it. In fact it's dangerous for them not to do it,” Zeleny said.
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