Booker: ‘Love is on the line’

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U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), well-known for his impassioned and creatively-crafted orations on issues of social and economic justice, gave his latest on the floor of the Senate yesterday, when he sought to highlight the need for action on marriage equality ahead of the upcoming Supreme Court case Obergefell vs. Hodges.

Booker talked about the Ohioan same-sex couple at the center of that case, Jim Obergefell and his husband John Arthur, who died recently from ALS.

“I’m a prisoner of hope today. I’m not going to let disappointment after disappointment undermine my infinite sense of hope for the future of this country,” Booker said. “Our history as a nation is a screaming testimony to the perpetual achievement of freedom and light and truth overcoming inequality and hatred.”

“We are the architects of our nation,” he added. “We are the truth tellers and light workers and lovers that must exalt our principles. We cannot fail now. Love is on the line. Citizenship is one the line. We are interdependent. We need each other.”

Watch the whole thing:

Booker: ‘Love is on the line’