Santa Monica Forward is grateful to the U.S. Supreme Court for itsdecisions in the past week. Thank you for legalizing gay marriage, affording equal rights to loving, committed relationships recognized under the law.

Thank you for safeguarding fair housing by upholding the Fair Housing Act, and confirming an individual’s right to locational choices in deciding where they live regardless of their race, creed, color, orientation, gender, or identity.

Thank you for preserving affordable healthcare for millions of Americans, forcing fewer Americans to make the trade-off between paying their rent and investing in their health.

We have more to do locally, especially regarding fair housing, but the actions the Supreme Court took last week provide a foundation for progressive democracy in action.

Judy Abdo and Juan Matute for Santa Monica Forward. Read our previous columns at

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