Beyer Celebrates Marriage Equality Ruling
Washington, June 26, 2015 | Tia Shuyler (202-225-4376)
Congressman Don Beyer applauded today’s Supreme Court ruling to require all states to recognize same-sex marriage as a Constitutionally protected right.
“Future generations will look back on today’s Supreme Court decision to guarantee marriage equality nationwide as a watershed moment in American history,” said Rep. Don Beyer. “Gay rights are human rights and today we have ensured that all Americans, regardless of their sexuality, have the right to share the rest of their lives with the person they love. I could not be prouder to stand with my LGBTQ constituents and celebrate this incredible moment.”
The Court's 5 -4 ruling will ensure that legally married same-sex couples will be recognized by the federal government, bringing full marriage equality to the United States.