LGBT rights groups denounce SCOTUS decision on Voting Rights Act
By By Michael Gold
The Baltimore Sun|
Jun 25, 2013 at 12:25 PM
LGBT advocacy groups may have another day to wait before receiving news of the Supreme Court's position on same-sex marriage, but that doesn't mean they're staying silent.
Unhappy with the court's decision on the Voting Rights Act, a coalition of leading LGBT rights groups joined multiple civil rights organizations Tuesday to express their displeasure.
In a majority decision penned by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court invalidated a section of the law that forced certain states and counties -- mostly Southern -- to get federal approval for changes to voting laws.
Responding to the ruling with a statement released by the Equality Federation, the LGBT groups describe "the self-evident reality that racial protections are still needed in voting in this country" and assert "the court has done America a grave disservice."