Love Triumphs Over Bigotry

Statement of NOW President Terry O’Neill on Supreme Court’s recognition of same-sex marriage equality

06.26.2015

Today the U.S. Supreme Court made history, recognizing in Obergefell v. Hodges the constitutional right of same-sex couples to marry.  NOW chapters and activists who have worked tirelessly for years to achieve this amazing milestone are celebrating with their allies in the LGBTQIA community.

It is a great day when freedom, equality, inclusion — and above all, love — triumph over bigotry.

Even as we celebrate, we know that much remains to be done to guarantee full civil and human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual individuals.  NOW’s hundreds of chapters and hundreds of thousands of activists and supporters around the country will continue to work to end violence and discrimination against LGBTQIA people in employment, housing and public accommodations.

NOW shares in the joy of the millions of same-sex couples whose loving, committed relationships will be fully recognized at last.

Contact

Elise Coletta , elise@now.org , (951) 547-1241
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