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MADRE Welcomes President Obama's Announcement of Support for Same-Sex Marriage

Posted on: Thursday, May 10, 2012

Keywords: LGBT Rights, Human Rights Advocacy, Sexual Rights

Yesterday, US President Obama affirmed in a television interview his support for same-sex marriage. MADRE applauds this announcement, coming on the heels of similar statements from members of his Administration.

Polls show that US public opinion is shifting to support marriage rights for all. However, MADRE also underscores that the right to marry is an internationally-recognized human right that must be upheld. We call on the President to advance policies that put his words into action.

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