Saturday, May 11, 2013

The Phil Wheeler VISION FOR JUSTICE Award

This week CTAC was given the Phil Wheeler Vision for Justice Award by the Citizens for Economic Opportunities and we are deeply honored to receive the award. The award was for the work that we did as part of the coalition to pass the Connecticut gender inclusive anti-discrimination law in 2011.

We wish to thank Citizens for Economic Opportunities for this award to CTAC and for their recognition of the struggle of the trans-community for equality. We were just one of the many organizations and individuals in the coalition that worked to pass this law.

Thank you.

The Phil Wheeler Vision for Justice Award is given out to an individual, organization, union or campaign that has exemplified the fight for social justice in the state of Connecticut.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Congrartulations To Rhode Island

Rhode Island becomes the tenth state to have marriage equality... Congratulations!

Rhode Island Legalizes Gay Marriage
Huffington Post
Posted: 05/02/2013

Rhode Island became the tenth U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage Thursday with a 56-15 vote.

Just before he signed the legislation into law, Gov. Lincoln Chafee took to the steps of the Rhode Island State House, where he told a jubilant crowd, "Today we are making history ... we are living up to the ideals of our founder."

He went on to note, "When your belief and heart is in something, it's easy work. I am proud to say that now, at long last, you are free to marry the person you love."
You can read the whole article here.