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Atty General Kamala Harris: '50,000 Children in California...are Asking, Why Can't My Parents Be Married Too?' - VIDEO

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California Attorney General Kamala Harris delivered a ferocious defense of equality when questioned this morning by CNN's Candy Crowley about why the state of California was not defending Proposition 8:

"I am absolutely against a ban on same-sex marriages because [bans] are simply unconstitutional...And the Constitution of the United States dictates, I believe, under every court precedent that we have discussed in terms of describing marriage as a fundamental right that the same-sex couples that are before the United states supreme court — Mrs. Windsor, Miss Perry — be allowed to have equal protection under the laws as any Americans when it comes to their ability to join themselves with their loving partners in marriage and raise their children...

...It gets back down to a very simple notion of fundamental rights, fundamental concepts of justice, fundamental concepts of liberty. We have 50,000 children in California right now who are asking, 'why can't my parents be married too?"

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. That quote needs to be said *every time* someone is asked about marriage equality. Freaking awesome!

    Posted by: Ryan | Mar 24, 2013 11:58:36 AM


  2. She's great. Made some mistakes as DA of SF, but she's recovered.

    Posted by: Paul R | Mar 24, 2013 12:01:53 PM


  3. BOOM. :mike drop, walks away:

    Thank you, Ms Harris!!!!!

    Posted by: scott | Mar 24, 2013 12:26:43 PM


  4. Candy is insisting that the original vote on Prop 8 is engraved in stone and that recent polls are to be ignored. "It gets complicaed" the cow bleats. But of course it doesn't it's very simple. And that's why corporate whores like Candy are so upset.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Mar 24, 2013 12:43:55 PM


  5. I wish Kamala Harris were as committed to the Bill Of Rights as she appears to be to same-sex marriage. Her views on the Second Amendment render her without integrity.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Mar 24, 2013 12:46:34 PM


  6. Yup

    "we care about the children", say the anti-gay bigots whose anti-Marriage Equality stance puts the children of gay couples at a disadvantage.

    but hey, these are the same idiots who demand and tout "abstinence-only education" rather than comprehensive safer-sex education, despite the fact (FACT!) that their chosen style of *lesson* is empirically proven to result in higher teen STI rates, abortion rates, and teen pregnancies.

    ignoring the facts because your chosen stance can only be maintained when facts are ignored proves you wrong.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 24, 2013 12:52:00 PM


  7. keep your eyes on AG Harris. She is far-and-away the most dynamic leader in California, and a lifetime friend of and advocate for the LGBT community.

    Posted by: Shum SanFran | Mar 24, 2013 1:10:48 PM


  8. candy crowley as a reporter is about as useless as they come . if she were blonde she could join fox news

    Posted by: walter | Mar 24, 2013 1:53:46 PM


  9. THAT'S right, you had to sleep again and again with that snake-y married man TO GET your toe in to the public servant's life, (FF to now) so you could sit there to ponticate the ALL KINDS OF MARRIAGES! SOUNDS so persuasive from your moral high horse, that I could just die! You certainly have fine fiber required of all polticians!

    Posted by: iban4yesu | Mar 24, 2013 3:38:28 PM


  10. iban4yesu finishes ranting and then looks around, blinks and thinks "Wait, where the f*ck am I?"

    Posted by: Arrant | Mar 24, 2013 4:08:59 PM


  11. Doll, u misspelled ur name again....it's ERRANT!

    Posted by: iban4yesu | Mar 25, 2013 12:35:52 PM


  12. Love her!

    Posted by: Lee | Apr 16, 2013 12:08:39 AM


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