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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:19 PM

Largest Federal Employee Union Hails Ruling Striking Down Defense of Marriage Act


http://www.afge.org/?PressReleaseID=1505

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June 26, 2013

Largest Federal Employee Union Hails Ruling Striking Down Defense of Marriage Act

Supreme Court decision ensures equal treatment for federal employees regardless of sexual orientation

WASHINGTON – The American Federation of Government Employees today hailed the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision declaring the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.

“This ruling is a victory of equality over exclusion, of fairness over fear, of compassion over contempt,” AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. said.

Because of DOMA, the federal government has treated married same-sex couples differently than other married couples with regards to taxes and many other benefits.

“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.

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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:23 PM

1. “This ruling is a victory of equality over exclusion, of fairness over fear..."

“This ruling is a victory of equality over exclusion, of fairness over fear, of compassion over contempt”

Great statement.

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