American Bar Association to States: Eliminate all legal barriers to civil marriage

Today, the American Bar Association’s (ABA) House of Delegates passed a Recommendation urging all state, territorial and tribal governments to “eliminate all of their legal barriers to civil marriage between two persons of the same sex who are otherwise eligible to marry.”

The Recommendation was sponsored by the National LGBT Bar Association, several entities within the ABA, including the Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities, Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, and the Commission on Women in the Profession, as well as various state and local bar associations.

The National LGBT Bar Association would like to thank John T. Hendricks (the LGBT Bar’s delegate to the ABA’s House of Delegate), Jaime Todd-Gher (our delegate to the ABA’s Commission on Women in the Profession), Skip Harsch (our representative to the ABA’s Council of the Young Lawyers Division), Jason S. Gibson and Lousene Hoppe (our delegates to the ABA’s Young Lawyers Division), Mario Sullivan (a past delegate to the ABA’s Young Lawyers Division), and all those in the ABA who helped make this possible.  On behalf of all our members, thank you for your hard work on this issue.

courtesy ABA

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