A lawyer who helped overturn same-sex marriage bans in California and Virginia told MSNBC that such laws target gays and lesbians as a "minority group" in the same way that Japanese-Americans were placed into internment camps during World War II.
Josh Schiller sat with GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis during MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall's segment on the matter Tuesday.
"Josh, back to the legal aspect of it, again the heart of this is whether a voter or voters should decide someone else's right," Hall said.
"That's exactly right," Schiller replied. "And the Supreme Court looks at this in a series of cases that date back over 60 years, starting with the internment of Japanese during World War II. And it looks at these laws that target a minority group, and there are briefs, like the Justice Department's briefs, arguing that people who are identified as gay or lesbian are targeted as a minority group in this country and should be protected based on that status."
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