HRC Statement On SCOTUS Marriage Equality Oral Arguments

by Stephen Peters

WASHINGTON – Today, as the Supreme Court of the United States began hearing oral arguments in the marriage equality case of Obergefell v. Hodges, Chad Griffin, President of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, released the following statement:

"Today is a historic day for countless loving couples and for all Americans who cherish those words on the top of the Supreme Court—'equal justice under law.' More than 70 percent of Americans already live in a state where marriage equality is the law of the land, and more than 6 in 10 Americans recognize that all committed couples deserve the right to marry. More importantly, more than 200,000 children are being raised by same-sex parents in this country, and those children deserve the full protection of the law. But this is only the beginning of our fight for full equality. As we've seen in Arkansas, Indiana, and dozens of other states, anti-LGBT discrimination is alive and well—and we can't rest until all LGBT Americans are guaranteed full non-discrimination protections under the law."

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. HRC envisions a world where LGBT people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.


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