Civil Rights Coalition Lauds Rejection of Federal Marriage Amendment

Media 06.7.06

Wade Henderson, executive director of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s premier civil and human rights coalition, joined other civil rights leaders in praising the Senate’s rejection of the Federal Marriage Amendment (S.J. Res. 1).

“Congress’ rejection of the so-called Federal Marriage Amendment is heartening. Our leaders need to be focusing on expanding our civil rights and finding solutions to pressing national issues – such as health and education, a living wage, and fair housing – not promoting discrimination in the Constitution. Today’s vote reaffirms the Constitution’s 225 year track record of giving freedoms, not taking them away.”