February 7, 2012
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Statement from Scott Peters RE: Prop 8 Ruling Today

"I believe that every loving, committed couple -- gay or straight -- deserves the freedom to marry the person they love. The ability of an individual to care for another person or to be a good parent is not determined by anything other than the character of that person.

I am proud to stand with my friends today as we celebrate this victory. And I look forward to the day when we can stop wasting our time and resources fighting this archaic battle and move forward together toward a more tolerant society."

Scott Peters is a candidate for Congress in the new 52nd District who was recently endorsed overwhelmingly by the San Diego Democrats for Equality, the largest and oldest Democratic Club in the County. Formerly the San Diego Democratic Club, Democrats for Equality is the region’s leading organization in the fight for equal rights for the LGBT community.  He is also a board member of the LGBT Community Center. 

Peters is also endorsed by several of the region’s most high-profile LGBT elected officials, including State Sen. Christine Kehoe, Assemblymember Toni Atkins, and Councilman Todd Gloria. 

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