Bloomberg Calls Same-Sex Marriage the ‘Civil Rights Issue of Our Time’

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Speaking at Stanford University’s commencement on Sunday, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg not only compared the push to legalize same-sex marriage to Martin Luther King’s civil rights movement but said he believed all 50 states will eventually legalize gay marriage.

Bloomberg spoke about two upcoming Supreme Court rulings on the Federal Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Prop. 8, a measure that prohibited same-sex marriage by ballot initiative.

“Marriage equality is the civil rights issue of our time–and I believe that it will become the law of the land in all 50 states if not in my lifetime, certainly in yours,” Bloomberg said. “No matter how the Supreme Court rules in these two cases, there is no doubt in my mind that both laws will soon be history. It is not a question of if; only a question of when.”

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