Equality California’s marriage director received the 2009 Franklin D. Roosevelt award for his leadership in the Massachusetts fight for marriage equality, the organization announced today.
Marc Solomon, the marriage director for the state’s leading organization fighting for same-sex marriage rights, received the award in a ceremony last night. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick presented Solomon the award, according to a news release.
“Marc's dedication and visionary leadership helped Massachusetts' same-sex couples secure the freedom to marry and enjoy the protections and dignity that only marriage provides," Geoff Kors, Equality California executive director and part-time Palm Springs resident, is quoted in a news release.
“He certainly deserves this honor, and it is a testament to his talents that the governor personally presented him with this award. We are thrilled to have him help lead the continued effort to restore the right to marry for same-sex couples here in California.”
The award is the Massachusetts state’s highest Democratic Party honor, according to the news release.