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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson on Marriage Equality Ruling

June 26, 2015
Press Release

Washington – “I commend the Supreme Court today for striking down state bans prohibiting same-sex marriage. America was founded on the principles of liberty and the pursuit of happiness. All Americans now have the liberty to marry who they love—a momentous achievement that just a few decades ago seemed impossible.

“Throughout history, we have too often seen discrimination based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and more. A single court decision cannot erase the struggles of the past, but today’s ruling represents a tremendous step towards realizing our nation’s long-stated goal: that all Americans deserve access to the same rights and freedoms. While the fight against discrimination continues, I am excited to celebrate this victory. I commend Justice Kennedy for taking such an obvious and progressive stance.

“Congratulations to every American today. I am proud to live in a country that continues to call for true equality.”