League of United Latino American Citizens Endorses Marriage Equality

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The League of United Latino American Citizens (LULAC) has approved a resolution to support marriage equality. Jesse Garcia, LULAC member and co-founder of the organization’s first LGBT Council, said, “Today the LULAC National Membership reaffirmed its commitment to equality for all by voting in favor of marriage equality. LULAC stands with great Latino leaders like Dolores Huerta, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis who believe discrimination of same-sex couples should not be tolerated. This is a historic day for LGBT Latinos everywhere, plus this vote is another bond that reaffirms the partnership between the LGBT and Hispanic communities.”

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LULAC joined other ethnic civil rights groups, such as NAACP and NCLR, in supporting same-sex marriage within their own communities. Evan Wolfson, founder of Freedom to Marry, released in a statement, “Latino gay couples seek the freedom to marry to affirm and strengthen their love and commitment and their ability to take care of each other and their families; government should not be putting barriers in their way. Freedom to Marry applauds LULAC’s strong stand for justice and looks forward to working together to secure the freedom to marry for all gay and lesbian Latinos, and all Americans.” [OnTop]

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