FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 16, 2010
CONTACT: Vaishalee Raja, Communications Director
PHONE: 916-284-9187 EMAIL: vaishalee AT eqca DOT org
Equality California Condemns NOM's Attacks against Pro-Equality Candidates
San Francisco—The Washington, D.C.-based National Organization for Marriage (NOM), which fights legalizing marriage for same-sex couples across the nation, has launched an ad campaign against U.S. Senate candidate Tom Campbell and Democratic U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer because they opposed Proposition 8, which banned marriage for same-sex couples. In response, Equality California Executive Director Geoff Kors issued the following response.
"NOM is spending huge sums of money to influence our elections here in California in an attempt to further their agenda to systematically strip away invaluable freedoms and protections from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. We will not let them buy our elections or bully candidates who stand up for equality. We will fight their attacks by supporting the many candidates who stand with our community and who support fairness and equality for all of California's residents."
To learn more about Equality California PAC's endorsements, click here: www.eqcapac.org
Equality California (EQCA) is the largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender-rights advocacy organization in California. Over the past decade, Equality California has strategically moved California from a state with extremely limited legal protections for LGBT individuals to a state with some of the most comprehensive civil rights protections in the nation. Equality California has passed over 60 pieces of legislation and continues to advance equality through legislative advocacy, electoral work, public education and community empowerment. www.eqca.org