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June 30, 2012

Two Latino Organizations Endorse Marriage Rights Equality

The League of United Latin American Citizens ("the largest and oldest Hispanic Organization in the United States") passed a resolution today at its 83rd annual convention (at Disney World) supporting equal rights for marriage.

Because all Americans are afforded equal protection under the law, states are prohibited from denying any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. LGBT individuals in committed relationships are currently denied the benefits, rights, and protections as provided by marital law because of laws that deny marriage equality, including the Defense of Marriage Act. Couples who are allowed to marry are afforded 1,138 benefits, rights, and protections on the basis of marital law including access to social security survivor benefits, tax benefits, family and medical leave for domestic partners, continued health coverage, hospital visitation rights and immigration protections.

Earlier this month board members of the National Council of La Raza ("the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States") unanimously passed a resolution in support of marriage rights for same-sex couples. The resolution will be formally announced at their July convention in Las Vegas (at Mandalay Bay).

Filed under Gay Issues | permalink | June 30, 2012 at 06:48 PM

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