Senator Schatz Statement on Historic Supreme Court Marriage Equality Ruling


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) released the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled in a landmark decision that states must recognize the marriages of same-sex couples.

“Today’s Supreme Court decision is a big win for gay rights, for civil rights, and for human rights. Every committed couple, whether they are gay or straight, deserves to be treated equally under the law. With this historic ruling, the Supreme Court has reaffirmed what most Americans already know – the Constitution protects the rights of every American, regardless of who they love.”

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