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LGBT Family Group Praises Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Healthcare Reform Law
Washington, DC – (June 28, 2012) – Family Equality Council, the nation organization dedicated to connecting, supporting, and representing the one million lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) parents raising two million children in the U.S., today issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act.
“Today’s ruling, upholding the key provisions of the law, is incredible news for our families – especially the more than 80,000 young adult children of LGBT parents who have been given access to health insurance through the expansion of care under the Affordable Care Act,” said Family Equality Council Executive Director Jennifer Chrisler. “We know that parents who are LGBT and raising children in our country are more likely to live in poverty and not have access to affordable healthcare. These are the families who will benefit the most from the law.”