Today, the Supreme Court restored the freedom to marry in California and struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. Gay-Straight Alliance Network Executive Director Carolyn Laub responds:
Young people in Gay-Straight Alliance clubs withstood intense hostility during the Prop 8 battle, and we are glad that Californians can finally celebrate all loving families and close this painful chapter of the state’s history. Yet lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth across the country continue to face unsafe and underfunded school environments that threaten their ability to graduate. While celebrating today’s decision, GSA Network will continue to push for change -- whether in the classroom or the voting booth or the halls of Congress -- so that all young people have a chance to succeed.