Voice for Equality: Ted Kennedy
May 01, 2009
Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) is the Senior United States Senator from Massachusetts. He is the second most senior member of the Senate, currently serving his eighth full (and ninth overall) term in office. Kennedy is Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and serves on the Armed Services Committee. The most prominent living member of the Kennedy family, he is the youngest brother of the late President John F. Kennedy and the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and the father of Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy.
"I congratulate the California Supreme Court on its recognition that true equality demands that all people have the right to marry and form families. Massachusetts has recognized the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry since 2004 and our experience has refuted the critics. We only strengthen our society when we allow all our citizens to enter into a solemn commitment to share in life's joys and difficulties."
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