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Volume 34
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Pride Foundation: Washington Supreme Court rules against fairness
Pride Foundation: Washington Supreme Court rules against fairness
Statement from Audrey Haberman, Pride Foundation Executive Director:

"This is a sad day for everyone in Washington State, and indeed, the country, who believes in equality and fairness. By upholding the Defense of Marriage Act, the Court has said that Washingtonians should be treated differently based on who they love and who they are. Washington State has a long and proud tradition of standing up against discrimination. Let's not be discouraged, but rather move forward and vow to continue our fight for equality. Our community is resilient. We know that this discriminatory law will be struck down.

"Today we thank The Northwest Women's Law Center, Lambda Legal and the ACLU of Washington for working so diligently to right this wrong. We also want to acknowledge the unique heartache that the plaintiffs must be feeling today. They have shared their lives and love with all of us, and the court's ruling seems to say that their lives and their love is not equal to that of opposite sex couples. We know that to be untrue, and that this setback will be temporary.

"Pride Foundation will continue to do what we have done for the last 20 years-change hearts and minds about LGBT people. We will do this in small towns and big cities all over the Northwest. Recommit yourself today to the struggle for equality."

A Pride Foundation press release

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