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California Labor Celebrates Marriage Equality Decisions

California Labor Applauds Marriage Equality Decisions

Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski

“Today's Supreme Court decisions in support of marriage equality were decisive victories that offered a historic, yet long-overdue, recognition of respect and justice to California's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender workers. Prop. 8 was an unjust law that stripped Californians of a fundamental right — the right to marry the person they love. We’re thrilled all California couples will be afforded the fundamental right of marriage equality.

“With today's rulings on DOMA and Prop 8, all California's workers can celebrate that a measure of justice has been restored. But the pursuit of equality doesn't end today. We have a long way to go to ensure all workers are treated equally, and with the respect and dignity they deserve. While we are pleased with today's decisions, the California labor movement remains committed to ensuring that injustice is rooted out and overturned wherever it exists.”


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