Robert Roman and Claus Ihlemann of Virginia Beach celebrate with Carol Schall, Mary Townley , Tim Bostic and Tony London, Thursday’s ruling by federal Judge Arenda Wright Allen that Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional during a news conference, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 in Norfolk, Va.
BILL TIERNAN/AP PHOTO/THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT (via MSNBC)

An Excerpt of the Court Ruling: Allen concluded, “Almost one hundred and fifty four years ago, as Abraham Lincoln approached the cataclysmic rending of our nation over a struggle for other freedoms, a rending that would take his life and the lives of hundreds of thousands of others, he wrote these words: ‘It cannot have failed to strike you that these men ask for just the same thing – fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.’ The men and women, and the children too, whose voices join in noble harmony with Plaintiffs today, also ask for fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as it is in this Court’s power, they and all others shall have.”
 
Well then.

 
If yesterday’s ruling stands, Virginia will be the first southern state – the only state of the old Confederacy – to extend equal marriage rights to all of its residents.

ECLOSIONPROD SAID: WHERE DO HUMAN RIGHTS COME FROM? HOW DO WE DETERMINE WHAT RIGHTS WE ARE AND ARE NOT ENTITLED TO?

HH:  When you don’t have them, you will know. So I am guessing life must be pretty good for you right now.



From this foundation, the modern human rights arguments emerged over the latter half of the twentieth century.[6]

Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world…
—1st sentence of the Preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights


All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
—Article 1 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)[7]





Human rights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights‎




Wikipedia



Human rights are moral principles that set out certain standards of human behaviour, and are regularly protected as legal rights in national and international law.
‎Universal Declaration - ‎List of human rights - ‎Fundamental rights - ‎Three generations





United Nations: Human Rights

www.un.org/en/rights/‎




United Nations



This is the site for the United Nations and Human Rights. Here you will find related information and links to issues related to genocide, indigenous peoples, …
‎Third Committee - ‎Office of The Special Adviser … - ‎Children and Armed Conflict





The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/‎




United Nations



Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in …
‎History - ‎Human Rights Law - ‎Resources - ‎Drafters

Robert Roman and Claus Ihlemann of Virginia Beach celebrate with Carol Schall, Mary Townley , Tim Bostic and Tony London, Thursday’s ruling by federal Judge Arenda Wright Allen that Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional during a news conference, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 in Norfolk, Va.

BILL TIERNAN/AP PHOTO/THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT (via MSNBC)
An Excerpt of the Court Ruling:
 Allen concluded, “Almost one hundred and fifty four years ago, as Abraham Lincoln approached the cataclysmic rending of our nation over a struggle for other freedoms, a rending that would take his life and the lives of hundreds of thousands of others, he wrote these words: ‘It cannot have failed to strike you that these men ask for just the same thing – fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.’ The men and women, and the children too, whose voices join in noble harmony with Plaintiffs today, also ask for fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as it is in this Court’s power, they and all others shall have.”
 
Well then.
 
If yesterday’s ruling stands, Virginia will be the first southern state – the only state of the old Confederacy – to extend equal marriage rights to all of its residents.
ECLOSIONPROD SAID: WHERE DO HUMAN RIGHTS COME FROM? HOW DO WE DETERMINE WHAT RIGHTS WE ARE AND ARE NOT ENTITLED TO?
HH:  When you don’t have them, you will know. So I am guessing life must be pretty good for you right now.
  • From this foundation, the modern human rights arguments emerged over the latter half of the twentieth century.[6]

Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world

—1st sentence of the Preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.

  1. Human rights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights
    Wikipedia
    Human rights are moral principles that set out certain standards of human behaviour, and are regularly protected as legal rights in national and international law.
  2. United Nations: Human Rights

    www.un.org/en/rights/‎
    United Nations
    This is the site for the United Nations and Human Rights. Here you will find related information and links to issues related to genocide, indigenous peoples, 
  3. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in 
    History - ‎Human Rights Law - ‎Resources - ‎Drafters
At long last … The rainbow officially reaches the White House
“The Arc of the Moral Universe Is Long, but It Bends Toward Justice”  Martin Luther King Jr.
Further: by Arthur Howe

"Dr. King once said that the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice. It bends towards justice, but here is the thing: it does not bend on its own. It bends because each of us in our own ways put our hand on that arc and we bend it in the direction of justice….”
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At long last … The rainbow officially reaches the White House
“The Arc of the Moral Universe Is Long, but It Bends Toward Justice”  Martin Luther King Jr.
Further: by Arthur Howe

"Dr. King once said that the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice. It bends towards justice, but here is the thing: it does not bend on its own. It bends because each of us in our own ways put our hand on that arc and we bend it in the direction of justice….”
Zoom Info

At long last … The rainbow officially reaches the White House

“The Arc of the Moral Universe Is Long, but It Bends Toward Justice”  Martin Luther King Jr.

Further: by Arthur Howe

"Dr. King once said that the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice. It bends towards justice, but here is the thing: it does not bend on its own. It bends because each of us in our own ways put our hand on that arc and we bend it in the direction of justice….”