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Courage Campaign On Obama Prop 8 Brief

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Doug Gordon (202) 494-5141,

Obama on Right Side of History with Prop 8 Filing

Statement of Rick Jacobs, founder and chair of the Courage Campaign, a progressive organization that has been leading the charge to repeal Prop 8:

“We applaud President Obama for standing-up for millions of Californians who simply want to marry the person they love. The two Supreme Court cases this summer will be a watershed moment for equality and President Obama has put his Administration squarely on the right side of history. Last November,  voters from Maine to Washington stood up for equality. Now it’s time for the Supreme Court to catch up with the American public. Discrimination and hatred have no place in a country founded on the principles of liberty, justice and equality.”

More than 15,000 Courage Campaign members urged President Obama to take the action he did today.

For complete coverage of the court fights for marriage equality:

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Courage California, formerly Courage Campaign, works to unite communities organizing for progressive change, fight the forces of corruption, and hold our representatives to account in order to ensure that California’s elected officials act with courage. Our community of members envision California as a model of progressive, equitable, and truly representative democracy that sets the standard for our country.


Angela Chavez