NEW YORK — Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, requiring states to issue same-sex marriage licenses as well as recognize out-of-state same-sex marriage licenses. National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum Executive Director Miriam Yeung issued the following statement in response:

 
“The National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF) applauds today's Supreme Court decision in the marriage equality case, Obergefell v. Hodges. At NAPAWF, we honor the experiences of every individual in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Our movement to advance social justice and human rights for AAPI women and girls is centered upon our community's real lived experiences.
 
"Today marks a key moment in history, building on growing momentum from advocates striving for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) equality. We are grateful for this progress and celebrate that our highest court has decided that people should be able to marry whom they love. NAPAWF looks forward to continuing to work for LGBTQ equality by ending discrimination and achieving full LGBTQ liberation."
 
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The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) is the only multi-issue, progressive, community organizing, and policy advocacy organization for Asian American and Pacific Islander women and girls in the U.S. NAPAWF’s mission is to build a movement to advance social justice and human rights for Asian & Pacific Islander (API) women and girls.

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