WASHINGTON, June 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Federation of Government Employees National Vice President for Women and Fair Practices Augusta Y. Thomas today issued the following statement:
"AFGE applauds today's Supreme Court ruling declaring that same-sex couples across the country have a Constitutional right to marry. This was the right decision for the country and the right decision for everyone who believes in the principles of fairness, equality, and basic human dignity.
"As the largest union representing federal and D.C. government employees, AFGE represents people across the social and political spectrum, including many LGBT members. Just two weeks ago, AFGE was proud to march for the first time in the 2015 Capital Pride Parade ? the only labor union to participate. For years, our AFGE Pride Program has been working toward fair treatment and equality for LGBT employees in the government workplace.
"AFGE and the Women's and Fair Practices Departments believe in equal rights and protections for all of our members, and today's Supreme Court decision brings us one step closer to that goal."
The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is the largest federal employee union, representing 670,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.
SOURCE American Federation of Government Employees