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The civil right of marriage equality
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Growing up the way I did, I couldn’t help but to learn the fundamental truth that we are all human beings with the fundamental rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I’ve lived in too many places, and been counted as a minority enough times, not to realize that it’s always wrong -- always -- to believe that anyone’s claims to those fundamental rights are inferior to anyone else’s. In Kabul, Afghanistan; in Guadalajara, Mexico; and on Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands, I was either the wrong color, the wrong religion or both.