MIAMI – May 5, 2015 – The United States Supreme Court heard two and half hours of oral arguments on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, on the issue of marriage equality. Thirty-seven states across the nation have recognized same-sex marriage, Florida being the most recent. Twenty-six of them by court decision; eight by legislative action and three by popular vote.
Manny Crespo, Jr., President of the Cuban American Bar Association, who is openly gay, said:
"This is the civil rights movement of our generation. Marriage bans produce a 'stain of unworthiness' and a feeling of second class citizenship amongst gay and lesbian couples who otherwise participate in all aspects modern American society. CABA has been at the forefront of equality issues, amending its mission statement several years ago to make it abundantly clear that it stands by all those seeking equality under the law, and we applaud those couples engaged in the fight for it.”
About the Cuban American Bar Association
The Cuban American Bar Association is a voluntary bar association established in Miami in 1974 to promote equality of its members; serve the public interest by increasing awareness to the study of jurisprudence; foster respect for the law; preserve high standards of integrity, honor, and professional courtesy among its peers; provide equal access to and adequate representation of minorities before the courts; facilitate the administration of justice; build close relationships among its members; support Miami-Dade’s indigent community and increasing diversity in the judiciary and legal community. More information is available at www.cabaonline.com
Diana Powell, Executive Director