ATLANTA – The National Office of Kappa Theta Epsilon Sorority, Inc. released a statement today on behalf of the social service organization’s membership in response to U.S. District Court Judge Daniel P. Jordan III’s decision to strike down the state of Mississippi’s same-sex adoption ban last Thursday:
“The members of Kappa Theta Epsilon are pleased to learn of the Campaign for Southern Equality’s victory in U.S. District Court. We believe that all children deserve the love and support of a positive, affirming home environment. Judge Jordan’s decision clears the way for Mississippi same-gender couples to open their homes and offer such a space to children in need.
The Sorority hopes to learn that Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant will be as fair in his decision regarding HB 1523. The bill, currently on the Governor’s desk, allows private citizens and organizations to refuse service to a variety of constituencies on religious grounds.
We ask all Sorority supporters, other LGBTQ civic organizations and proponents for equality in Mississippi to make their voices heard by calling, writing and emailing Governor Bryant’s office. It is our hope that, after such a historic ruling supporting fairness for all families, open discrimination will not become a part of Mississippi’s political tapestry in 2016.”
TARGET: Social Impact & Policy Awareness
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