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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:13 PM

With This Decision I Thee Wed: Labor Celebrates The Death Of DOMA


http://nhlabornews.com/2013/06/with-this-decision-i-thee-wed-labor-celebrates-the-death-of-doma/

By Matt Murray | June 26, 2013

Discrimination comes in many forms. Some are discriminated based on their skin color, others are discriminated on the basis of their sex. We all agree that discrimination is wrong. Today our nation took a giant leap forward against the discrimination of the LBGT community.

“As the Supreme Court has clearly decided, DOMA was an unconstitutional law that discriminated against a group of Americans for no other reason than their sexual orientation, denying them basic rights and protections that so many of us take for granted,” AFGE General Counsel David Borer said.

AFT President Randi Wiengarten highlighted the role that labor played her statement.

“We are a nation built on the belief of equality for all—that all Americans are entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The court affirmed these basic values and recognized that laws such as DOMA deny gay and lesbian Americans these fundamental rights and betray our values as a nation.

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