League of United Latino American Citizens (LULAC) supports marriage equality for gays, lesbians
From Freedom to Marry;
Orlando – At its 2012 annual National Convention Exposition, drawing over 20,000 community leaders and activists in Orlando, Florida, today the League of United Latino American Citizens (LULAC) passed a resolution in favor of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.
Below is a statement from Evan Wolfson, founder and President of Freedom to Marry:
“Today’s vote by the League of United Latino American Citizens in favor of the freedom to marry reflects LULAC’s longstanding support for inclusion and equality, and mirrors the values of a growing majority of Latinos in this country who know that every gay or lesbian person is part of someone’s family – a son or daughter, a brother or sister, a loved one – and no family members should face discrimination when they hope to marry the person they love. 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.”
LULAC is the largest and oldest Hispanic organization in the United States and advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs. In 2006, LULAC launched its “Rainbow Council,” the first