The National Organization for Women wrapped up its 45th National Conference in Tampa, Fla. on Sunday, June 26, setting NOW’s policy and agenda for the coming year and looking toward the 2012 elections and beyond.
Category: Marriage Equality
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Congress member Carolyn Maloney delivered a decisive victory in New York’s Democratic primary on Tuesday, swamping her well-funded challenger. Also victorious in the Sept. 14 primary was Ann McLane Kuster, who is running for the open seat in New Hampshire’s 2nd congressional district.
Under protest from LGBT rights activists, Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel apologized on Aug. 5 for donating $150,000 to a group that supports an anti-gay marriage, anti-equality candidate for governor in Minnesota. That same day, NOW had sent a letter to Steinhafel objecting not only to the company’s political donation, but also to his personal stance against an eating disorder treatment facility opening up in his community.
NOW applauds the decision of Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker to strike down the ban on same-sex marriage instituted by California’s Proposition 8. Discriminatory legislation such as Proposition 8 has no place in a nation dedicated to equal rights for all people. Same-sex couples in California and all over the United States can celebrate this ruling that recognizes their civil rights and human dignity.