lisa bloom

‘There is no question at all in my mind that as a matter of constitutional law, the federal court must strike down any law that creates a subclass of Americans’

SOUNDBITES — “This will be the first federal trial in U.S. history in which testimony will be heard and recorded about the harm to gay and lesbian citizens caused by laws like Prop 8. As a civil rights lawyer for 23 years, there is no question at all in my mind that as a matter of constitutional law, the federal court must strike down any law that creates a subclass of Americans, shutting them out of legal privileges and protections available to others, merely because they are gay. Demeaning and disrespecting gay people is a constitutional affront.” —Lisa Bloom, legal expert and CNN analyst, going deadpan on what Perry represents (via)