Bar Association Takes Up Gay Marriage Debate
Neal Sonnett is with the American Bar Association. He says same sex couples who are married in states that allow it should legally be entitled to federal benefits.
SONNETT: It's a denial of equal protection for people in those states to be considered married by the state but ineligible for federal benefits where marriage is a consideration.
In urging approval, Walter H. White, Jr. of Washington, said that the American Bar Association has been on record for years for recognizing sexual orientation as a protected class. No one spoke against the resolution.