During an appearance on “Now with Alex Wagner” on Friday, I had to sneak a peek at the cheat sheet I made for our discussion about the same-sex marriage victory in a Virginia federal court. Ever since the Supreme Court struck down the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA),  the lower federal courts have been busy hearing challenges to state statutes and constitutional amendments prohibiting same-sex marriage.


(Jonathan Capehart)

Look at where the action is today in the fight for marriage equality. Compare it with where interracial marriage was illegal until the Supreme Court ruled in Loving v. Virginia in 1967.  Now you see just how important it is for the high court to rule that there is a constitutional right to marry for same-sex couples. It won’t happen any other way.

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Jonathan Capehart is a member of the Post editorial board and writes about politics and social issues for the PostPartisan blog.