President Barack Obama has posthumously named Bayard Rustin as one of sixteen recipients (along with Oprah, Sally Ride, and others) of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, “the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States.”
For those who don’t know Bayard Rustin, he is probably THE person who organized the historic March on Washington back in 1963. He was the right hand man of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the civil rights movement. And as the country celebrates the 50th anniversary of this great event, it’s great to see President Obama acknowledge this man efforts!
You can read more about Bayard and get the acclaimed documentary on his life on this website – http://rustin.org/
Today the Supreme Court made history, in a 5-4 decision in both cases, by striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and upholding the Appeals Courts decision that Prop. 8 is unconstitutional.
It’ll be a matter of months before California will be the 13th state in the union to allow same sex marriage.
LOVE IS LOVE! EQUALITY FOR ALL!!!!
Here is the full scrip for the ruling on DOMA, click here!
Here is the full script for their ruling on Prop 8