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HRC Spokespeople Sound Off About Prop. 8 on National TV

If you tuned in to your TV this week to find analysis on the historic decision affirming that California’s Prop. 8 is unconstitutional, you likely saw HRC spokespeople providing insightful analysis of how the decision affects the LGBT community and what the next step will be in the case.

“It’s an affirmation that loving and committed same-sex couples, in fact, do have a right under our Constitution to marry the person that they love and make sure they are legally protected,” said Fred Sainz, HRC’s vice president of communications, in an appearance on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports.

Michael Cole-Schwartz, HRC’s director of communications, appeared on Current TV’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann and weighed in on whether the decision ultimately benefits the LGBT community or the rabidly anti-gay GOP presidential contenders.

“What might be beneficial to them in a Republican primary with right-wing voters certainly isn’t going to play well in the general election when you have a majority of Americans who support equality for same-sex couples, support marriage, and they’re just going to be marginalized and obviously on the wrong side of history,” Cole-Schwartz said.

Watch the videos below to hear more from Sainz and Cole-Schwartz:


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