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Task Force applauds National Council of La Raza’s marriage equality endorsement

Date: 
June 26, 2012

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WASHINGTON, June 26 — The board of directors of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization, recently voted to endorse marriage equality. The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and NCLR have worked together on issues related to racial and economic justice, comprehensive and humane immigration reform, LGBT rights and marriage equality, among others.

Statement by Rea Carey, Executive Director
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

“This is truly a historic moment as the National Council of La Raza takes an official and unequivocal stand for marriage equality. We are proud to work together with NCLR on the many issues that affect all of our lives. Whether it be for comprehensive and humane immigration reform, fair access to education and jobs, an end to voter suppression and racial profiling, the right to love and be who we are free of discrimination — these issues affect us all, our families and our country. With this historic vote, NCLR reaffirms that LGBT issues are Latino issues and we reaffirm that Latino issues are LGBT issues.”

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