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Task Force applauds National Council of La Raza’s marriage equality endorsement

June 26, 2012

The board of directors of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization, recently voted to endorse marriage equality. The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and NCLR have worked together on issues related to racial and economic justice, comprehensive and humane immigration reform, LGBT rights and marriage equality, among others.

Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey said:

This is truly a historic moment as the National Council of La Raza takes an official and unequivocal stand for marriage equality. We are proud to work together with NCLR on the many issues that affect all of our lives. Whether it be for comprehensive and humane immigration reform, fair access to education and jobs, an end to voter suppression and racial profiling, the right to love and be who we are free of discrimination — these issues affect us all, our families and our country. With this historic vote, NCLR reaffirms that LGBT issues are Latino issues and we reaffirm that Latino issues are LGBT issues.

La junta directiva del Consejo Nacional de la Raza (NCLR por sus siglas en inglés), la organización hispana más grande en la nación, recientemente votó para endosar la igualdad en el matrimonio. El National Gay and Lesbian Task Force y NCLR han trabajado juntos en asuntos relacionados a la justicia racial y económica, una reforma immigratoria comprensiva y humana, derechos LGBT y el matrimonio igualitario, entre otros.

La Directora Ejecutiva del Task Force Rea Carey dijo:

Este es realmente un momento histórico tras el Consejo Nacional de La Raza asumir una postura official e inequívoca a favor de la igualdad en el matrimonio. Nos sentimos orgullosos de trabajar con NCLR en los muchos asuntos que afectan todas nuestras vidas. Ya sea a favor de una reforma immigratoria comprensiva y humana, acceso justo a la educación y al empleo, acabar con la supresión de votantes y el fichaje racial, el derecho a amar y ser quien se es libre de discriminación — estos asuntos nos afectan a todos, a nuestras familias y a nuestro país. Con este voto histórico, NCLR reafirma que los asuntos LGBT son asuntos latinos y nosotros reafirmamos que los asuntos latinos son asuntos LGBT.

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