Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) issued the following statement regarding today's federal court decision overturning Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in California:
"I wholeheartedly support today's federal court decision striking down Proposition 8," said Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.). "This is a significant step forward for the basic dignity and security of every American. Since first proposed, it's been obvious that the ban on same-sex marriage is unjust, unreasonable and, as today's ruling shows, unconstitutional. Every person has a fundamental freedom to marry whomever he or she chooses, and no state or referendum can ever take away that right."
Congresswoman Chu is a strong advocate of equal rights for every American.
Congresswoman Chu's career in politics spans 24 years. She is a member of the House Education and Labor, Government Oversight and Judiciary Committees. Prior to her election to Congress she served three terms as the Assemblymember representing the 49th District, where she chaired the important Assembly Appropriations Committee. A lifelong educator, Congresswoman Chu taught community college classes in Los Angeles and East Los Angeles for 20 years. She holds a Ph.D. in psychology and a B.A. in mathematics.