American Bar Assn to vote on marriage equality

by on July 27, 2010  •  In Marriage

When the annual convention of the American Bar Association convenes next week in San Francisco, one item on the agenda for the House of Delegates will be a vote on Resolution 111, which would put the powerful and prestigious organization on record as supporting equal marriage rights for gay couples. The resolution reads:

RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges 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 resolution is sponsored by the Section on Individual Rights and Responsibilities, together with a number of state and local bar associations and commissions within the ABA. The IRR report with a recommendation for adoption is here.


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