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Eastman compares Supreme Court DOMA decision to Dred Scott
Thursday, June 19, 2014
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In his speech to the March for Marriage today, National Organization for Marriage chairman John Eastman compared the Supreme Court’s decision striking down a key part of the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act to the infamous Dred Scott decision.

Eastman cited Justice Scalia’s “call to arms” in his dissent to the DOMA decision, paraphrasing it as, “the court should never take away controversial issues away from the voters in this country.”

“The last time the court tried to do that a century and a half ago on the slavery question, Abraham Lincoln refused to comply,” he said.

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The rally was sponsored by the National Organization for Marriage. The Associated Press reported there to be between 1,000 and 2,000 attendees.

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