California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Issues Statement in
Full Support of Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage
SAN DIEGO (June 26, 2015) - The California Association of Marriage and Family
Therapists (CAMFT) is in full support of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling
that guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry. CAMFT firmly believes
that all couples and all families, regardless of sexual orientation or gender
identity, should have the civil right to marry, with all the associated privileges
and responsibilities. CAMFT values the relationships and families of the lesbian,
gay, bisexual, and transgender community.
“We believe the U.S. Supreme Court changed the course of history with
wide cultural impact by creating a pathway for same-sex couples to marry in
all 50 states,” said CAMFT President Laura Strom. “We congratulate
the persistence and conviction of so many who have fought decades of injustice.
While CAMFT celebrates this victory for marriage and family equality, we recognize
there are further civil rights protections needed for the LGBT community, and
condemn the use of psychological interventions to change sexual orientation
of minors, an act which is prohibited under California law.”
Today’s Supreme Court ruling affirms CAMFT’s 2009 endorsementof marriage equality and long-standing position against discrimination on the
basis of sexual orientation and/or marital status. CAMFT recognizes, supports,
and honors all configurations of marriages and families.
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family therapist member of CAMFT, please contact Marisa Vallbona at 619-708-7990.
About California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
CAMFT is an independent professional organization of 31,000 members representing
the interests of marriage and family therapists. It is dedicated to advancing
the profession, maintaining high standards of professional ethics, upholding
the qualifications and expanding awareness for the profession.