Obama Endorses Marriage Equality: Lambda Legal Celebrates

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"We thank the President for saying clearly what we know to be true—same-sex couples should have the freedom to marry."
Mayo 9, 2012
Kevin M. Cathcart

"When people have a chance to think deeply about marriage equality, they come to the right answer—that discrimination against our families is wrong."

(New York, May 9, 2012)—Lambda Legal Executive Director Kevin Cathcart issued the following statement:

We welcome the news that President Obama understands the importance of equality for all people in this country and we are excited that he joins the majority of Americans in supporting the freedom to marry.

There is no bully pulpit bigger than the President’s, and loving, committed same-sex couples across the country—and all of us—thank him for using it to speak up for justice and fairness. The momentum for marriage equality is building across the country. When people have a chance to think deeply about marriage equality, they come to the right answer—that discrimination against our families is wrong.

There’s so much more work to be done. Right now, Lambda Legal is fighting in the courts for marriage equality in New Jersey and Nevada. There will be more fights at the ballot in November.

In my 30 years working in the LGBT movement, it has become easier to recognize watershed moments—and this is one. And we know we’re winning because these watershed moments are beginning to happen closer together.

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Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

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