Statement from CFT on the Supreme Court Ruling Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, June 26, 2015
Education union applauds decision, calls it a ‘great victory for all’
The Supreme Court’s ground-breaking ruling today providing same-sex couples the right to marry is a monumental step forward for social justice and civil rights in this country. The decision is announced on the second anniversary of their ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional. We applaud today’s decision.
This is a great victory for all of us, and reinforces the lessons that all human beings have worth. For generations, young and old, today’s decision makes it clear that anyone is free in American to love and marry whomever they want. This victory has been a long time coming and not without struggle and sacrifice. That same-sex marriage is beyond reproach in the eyes of the law is a great lesson for our children.
The California Federation of Teachers represents faculty and classified workers in public and private schools and colleges, from early childhood through higher education. For more information, www.cft.org.