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Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Representing the 2nd District of Illinois

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Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Equality

Jun 26, 2015
Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly issued a statement in response to today’s Supreme Court ruling that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states.

“Generations of LGBT Americans have been denied the benefits of equal marriage—publicly shamed and forced to hide their love. Today, the Supreme Court affirmed that LGBT Americans can marry equally under law and couples can now enjoy the same right to marry the one that they love. Regardless of race, religion, gender, or region, LGBT Americans will have this right and represent our deepest held American values of freedom and equality guaranteed under the constitution.

On this monumental day, we must remember those LGBT couples who fought for this right. We must continue to fight for protections for LGBT Americans, to ensure that they will not lose their jobs for who they are. No American should live in fear because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.”

 

Robin Kelly

 

 

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