NCJW Hails President’s Affirmation of Marriage Equality

May 10, 2012, Washington, DC – The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) today hailed the remarks by President Obama in a television news interview that affirm the right of gays and lesbians to enjoy the legal benefits of marriage. NCJW CEO Nancy K. Kaufman released the following statement:

“NCJW hails President Obama’s decision to express his personal support for same-sex marriage. NCJW has been a staunch supporter of marriage equality and we happily welcome the president to this fight for fundamental human rights at this important time. While setbacks such as the lamentable vote yesterday in North Carolina are unfortunate, we firmly believe that supporters of marriage equality are on the right side of history. NCJW is proud to work with the President of the United States to ensure that gays and lesbians are protected equally under the law and are treated with the dignity they deserve.”

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.

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