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May 22, 1964: President Lyndon B. Johnson announces the goals of his Great Society social reforms: to bring “an end to poverty and racial injustice” in America.
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Why Marriage Equality Matters to U.S. Unions, Working Families
Posted On: Mar 27, 2013

Mar. 27, 2013 | EQUAL RIGHTS | This week, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments in cases that could lead to marriage equality for same-sex couples, an issue of particular importance to working families and America's union members…The AFL-CIO, along with the National Education Association (NEA) and Change to Win, filed amicus briefs challenging the constitutionality of California's PROP. 8 and DOMA in the U.S. Supreme Court. Craig Becker, AFL-CIO general counsel, says the amicus briefs in the two cases highlight the extraordinary shift in public attitudes and the firm consensus that the constitutional commitment to equality extends to same-sex couples. "The failure to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples injures working Americans in countless ways from their tax bills to their access to health benefits." Read more here.


 
 
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