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June 26, 2013
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The U.S. Supreme Court Reaffirms Same-Sex Marriage in Historic Decisions
The U.S. Supreme Court Reaffirms Same-Sex Marriage in Historic Decisions
(BJ Toro stands outside the U.S. Supreme Court while waiting for a ruling on two gay-marriage cases in Washington, D.C., U.S. Photographer: Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty Images )

June 26, 2013 New York, NY - The Latino Commission on AIDS applauds the two decisions by the United States Supreme Court that reaffirm the right for same-sex couples to marry. Now, same-sex marriages in California are restored and the federal government must recognize same-sex marriage in all 13 states and Washington D.C, where same-sex couples have the right to marry.

“These historic decisions by the Supreme Court will continue to move our country forward in recognizing and affirming the dignity of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community,” said Guillermo Chacón, President of the Latino Commission on AIDS. “The Supreme Court’s decisions reaffirm equality and justice for all.”

“We must capitalize on this opportunity and historic day and continue our work to advocate for the LGBT community, to ensure that every state and territory in the United States affirms and recognizes the right for same-sex couples to be married,” said John Hellman, Director of Advocacy of the Latino Commission on AIDS.

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 The Latino Commission on AIDS (Commission) is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1990 dedicated to meet the health challenges and addressing the impact of HIV/AIDS. The Commission is the leading organization coordinating National Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day (May 15), National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (October 15), Latinos and the Deep South, and other prevention, research, capacity building, and advocacy programs across the United States and its territories.

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