CWA: Rights and Liberties of the U.S. Constitution Must Apply to All

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Washington, D.C. -- Following is a statement by CWA President Larry Cohen on efforts to block marriage equality.

The Communications Workers of America stands with the President and those who support equality and human rights. We oppose all discrimination and recognize the direct linkage between civil and workers’ rights, and the attempts to divide Americans based on these issues.

Nearly ten years ago, CWA convention delegates called for full and equal rights including civil marriage, pointing out that far too many benefits and protections of civil marriage are denied to people on the basis of sexual orientation. These often include health care and survivor benefits as well as other legal rights for partners. It’s time to move forward.