Rep. Wasserman Schultz Praises 'Monumental' Court Ruling on Marriage Equality

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Washington, DC, June 26, 2015 | comments
Moving forward, married Americans will be treated equally no matter where in our nation they travel, by every level of their government.
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U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement today after the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges: 

“Today, our nation has taken a monumental step towards freedom and equality for all. The Supreme Court’s affirmation of same-sex couples’ right to marry is a long overdue step that codifies a universal truth: love is love, and love should carry the same legal weight in every corner of this nation.

“Moving forward, married Americans will be treated equally no matter where in our nation they travel, by every level of their government.  

“For our brothers and sisters who left us too soon, this ruling is many years late – but for all future generations, this ruling consecrates the bonds of marriage between all Americans, no matter who they love. We all owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the countless advocates, plaintiffs, lawyers, judges, men and women who displayed courage and bravery over this long pursuit of marriage equality. Thanks to their sacrifices and hard work, today is a day of celebration – a dawning of a new day for LGBT Americans and indeed, this entire nation.  

“While our work towards full equality for LGBT Americans remains unfinished, today is a step towards a better tomorrow that is more loving, equal, and free.”  

 

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Contact: 

Sean Bartlett, 202.821.1715
Geoff Burgan, 202.999.9001
 

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