A gay man in the USA was excused from jury duty in the state of New York last week because he said that discrimination against gays makes him a second-class citizen and therefore he couldn’t be impartial.
Jonathan D. Lovitz, an actor, model, and singer who will be on Logo’s upcoming show Setup Squad, wrote on his Facebook page, “I raised my hand and said, ‘Since I can’t get married or adopt a child in the state of New York, I can’t possibly be an impartial judge of a citizen when I am considered a second class citizen in the eyes of the justice system.’”
One of our good friends and LGBTI legendary columnist, Michael Musto even stated “And he got off the case!… And that’s how the new phenomenon of ‘jury duty blocking’ was born.”
Equality for all is starting to bring up alot of interesting issues… i wonder who will be the one to take up the issue of LGBTI people paying tax as second class citizens? hmmm