Thursday, April 26, 2007

Edwards on Civil Unions and Minimum Wage

This afternoon John Edwards released two press releases. One was about the passage of the civil unions bill and the other was on a minimum wage increase.

On Civil Unions:
"Today, Gov. Lynch and the state of New Hampshire showed us that the idea of America -- fairness, justice and equal opportunity -- can become a reality when we have the courage to stand up for what is right. New Hampshire's decision to recognize civil unions and grant gay and lesbian couples the same rights granted to heterosexual married couples is an important step in the fight for justice. This is an issue of fundamental fairness, and by passing this law, New Hampshire's leaders chose fairness over discrimination."

On Minimum Wage Increase
"The New Hampshire State Senate has taken an important step today in the fight to end poverty in this country and reward the hard work of struggling New Hampshire families. By raising the minimum wage to $7.25 and ensuring that tipped workers, the backbone of the service industry, see a raise for the hard work they do day in and day out, New Hampshire leaders have made an unquestionable commitment to justice and increased prosperity for New Hampshire's workers."

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