NCJW Applauds Delaware for Enacting Marriage Equality Law


May 8, 2013, Washington, DC — The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) today applauded Delaware for becoming the 11th state, along with the District of Columbia, to enact marriage equality. NCJW CEO Nancy K. Kaufman released the following statement:

“Yesterday Delaware took the important step of enacting a marriage equality law, recognizing that the state’s right to civil marriage for same-sex couples did not go far enough to ensure full equality. NCJW salutes state lawmakers and the governor for this step forward for civil rights for the people of Delaware.  

“NCJW pledges to continue its work to achieve marriage equality nationwide and to repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.”

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.

Contact: Brianne Nadeau

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