LPAC Statement on Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court Decision

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LPAC Statement on Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court Decision

Posted on: June 27th, 2015 by teamlpac

Following are statements from LPAC regarding Friday’s Supreme Court decision legalizing marriage for all citizens in all 50 states:

 

“We are elated by the Supreme Court’s decision to recognize and ratify the equality of LGBTQ Americans,” said LPAC Board Chair Laura Ricketts. “Having just celebrated my wedding this month, the Court’s actions are real and personal. It proves how critical our work electing pro-LGBT candidates is.”

 

LPAC congratulates the many partner organization including NCLR, HRC, Freedom to Marry, ACLU, Lambda Legal and GLAD, who were critical to these victories. LPAC also commends the many LGBTQ women who have paved the way on the march towards marriage equality.

 

“Lesbians and queer women couldn’t be more proud of our legacy in provoking change,” said LPAC Executive Director Beth Shipp. “We must now take this win and continue working towards comprehensive non-discrimination protections, moving to true lived equality for all Americans.”

 

While celebrating this victory, LPAC now prepares for the 2015 and 2016 elections, and supporting the election efforts of pro-LGBTQ, pro-women, and pro-social justice candidates. “The importance elections have could not be better illustrated,” said Shipp. “The 2016 election will likely bring about a new President with the power to nominate at least one Supreme Court Justice. And, the U.S. Senate must confirm the next Justice. LPAC will continue to strive to elect candidates who will support our values so that decisions like Windsor, Obergefell, and Roe remain the law of the land.”

Celebrating Marriage Equality

Posted on: June 26th, 2015 by teamlpac

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LPAC Statement on the Tragedy at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church

Posted on: June 18th, 2015 by teamlpac

On behalf of the LPAC board and staff, Executive Director Beth Shipp released the following statement:
LPAC stands tall and strong with our brothers and sisters in #Charleston, SC. We are committed to working to advance equality, racial justice, and putting an end to violence in this country.
The deliberate violence at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is heartbreaking and incomprehensible.
Today, we mourn with a nation and remember the nine men and women whose deaths must spark greater urgency for our country to do so much better. #BlackLivesMatter #AME

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