March 22nd, 2013
12:17 AM ET

Married same sex couple awaits epic high court appeal

The wedding photo shows the happy couple poised to kiss, ready to begin an adventure that has now taken them to the U.S. Supreme Court.

For Karane and Jamelle Thomas-Williams, this is a fight for recognition by the federal government of their legal same-sex union, part of a landmark constitutional appeal over same-sex marriage and "equal protection." Their love has united them, but the larger social issue has split the country for more than four decades.

The Washington, D.C., couple legally married last October, but not in the eyes of some of their employers or elected leaders.

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Filed under: Justice • U.S.
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  1. Rascal Rabble

    don't be throwin' rosapark under the bus with this issue...mlking would not support this move....

    March 23, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. dazzle ©

    I know I'm late to this debate but RR you mention MLK. He was all about civil rights for ALL.

    March 23, 2013 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      PLEASE BE TRUTHFUL: he was a man of god first and would not support nor endosrse anthing contrary to the word of god...it is slanderous to state or imply otherwise...neither would mlking support the killing of the unborn with abortion...

      March 23, 2013 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Look up the meaning of slander. You apparently do not know what it means. Nothing dazzle said was remotely untrue about MLK; and abortion is not a part of this conversation.

      March 24, 2013 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      dazzle is intentionally implied mlk would have supported lgtb...and he would not...just plain and simple...why else would dazzle link his name to a this issue everyone knows mlking would not support or condone
      ...immorality is not civil and it is definitely not a right...

      March 24, 2013 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      "mlking would not support this move…." You mentioned MLK first. She said he was all about civil rights for all. You inferred much from one sentence. And considering that Bayard Rustin was one of MLK's closest advisors, you don't know what he would have supported had he lived....you cannot legislate your version of morality, RR, a fact that I'm profoundly grateful for.

      March 24, 2013 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    The point is civil rights for all, RR, even the ones you don't approve of. As you have absolutely no idea what MLK would think, bringing him up is pointless.

    March 23, 2013 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Juan Luna

    this is obsurd!!

    April 10, 2013 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
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