|PRESS RELEASE: NAPABA APPLAUDS U.S. SUPREME COURT'S DECISION ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY|
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NAPABA APPLAUDS U.S. SUPREME COURT'S DECISION
ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY
WASHINGTON – The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) applauds the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which requires states to license marriages between same-sex couples or recognize such marriages performed in other states.
NAPABA has joined numerous amicus briefs supporting the marriage rights of same-sex couples, including in the cases consolidated in Obergefell. Recognizing that broader equality for the LGBT community has yet to be achieved, NAPABA is committed to challenging other laws that deny equal rights for LGBT Americans.
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The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is the national association of Asian Pacific American (APA) attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. NAPABA represents the interests of over 40,000 attorneys and approximately 70 national, state, and local bar associations. Its members include solo practitioners, large firm lawyers, corporate counsel, legal services and non-profit attorneys, and lawyers serving at all levels of government. NAPABA engages in legislative and policy advocacy, promotes APA political leadership and political appointments, and builds coalitions within the legal profession and the community at large. NAPABA also serves as a resource for government agencies, members of Congress, and public service organizations about APAs in the legal profession, civil rights, and diversity in the courts.