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Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) applauded President Barack Obama’s statement of support for marriage equality for same-sex couples. In a statement issued after the President’s statement this afternoon, Congresswoman Maloney said:
NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan & Queens) released the following statement on yesterday’s passage and signing into law of marriage equality in New York State: “The Empire State’s marriage equality law marks a huge advance for fundamental civil rights, and I have never been prouder to be a New Yorker than I am right now.
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) today issued the following statement: “The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is discriminatory and today President Obama agreed, ordering the Justice Department to stop defending DOMA in the federal courts. “This decision marks a victory for the LGBT community and for all Americans who believe in civil rights and equality under the Constitution. Throughout my entire career in public service, no one has ever asked me to defend their marriage -- but countless same-sex couples have spoken poignantly to me of their efforts to secure legal recognition and protections for their own families. That’s why I applaud today’s move by the Obama administration to stop defending the indefensible. “While this decision does not repeal a law that should never have passed -- and that I voted against -- those of us fighting for marriage equality can take heart in this significant step toward a time when all families are treated equally under the law.” ###
Statement of Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney On Repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Policy in the U.S. Military
It is time to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Pursue”policy in the U.S. military once and for all. The study recently released by the Pentagon confirms what so many of us have known all along: there is no compelling state interest in barring lesbian, gay and bisexual persons from serving openly in our armed forces.
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) hailed the findings of a comprehensive, nine-month study prepared by the U.S. Department of Defense on servicemembers’ attitudes toward the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy barring openly gay, lesbian or bisexual persons from serving in the military, and again urged the Senate to move quickly to repeal the law.
NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan & Queens) applauded yesterday’s federal district court ruling that California’s Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriages from being recognized in the nation’s most populous state, is unconstitutional. She issued the following statement:
WASHINGTON, DC – Today Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) hailed the passage last night by the House of Representatives of a measure to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy barring openly gay, lesbian or bisexual persons from serving in the U.S. military.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Rep. Carolyn Maloney made the following statement supporting repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Policy in the U.S. Military: It is time to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Pursue”p olicy and to allow lesbian, gay and bisexual persons to serve openly in the military.
(NEW YORK, NY) – Today Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) joined with leading human rights advocates and a prominent member of the clergy to protest the draconian “Anti-Homosexuality Law” proposed in the Ugandan parliament. Immediately following the protest held outside the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Uganda to the United Nations in Manhattan, Congresswoman Maloney delivered a letter to the Mission requesting that representatives of the Ugandan government meet with human rights advocates to discuss the depth and breadth of international opposition to the measure. She was joined at today’s news conference by representatives of leading human rights organizations, including Immigration Equality, the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission, Human Rights Watch, and Human Rights First, as well as the Reverend Dr. Eugene Callender, former longtime pastor at St. James Presbyterian Church, Manhattan’s oldest African-American Presbyterian Church, who attended Thursday’s Congressional Prayer Breakfast at which President Barack Obama denounced Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act.