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MoveOn members cheer nationwide marriage equality


Moments ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of an Ohio gay couple in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, ruling that marriage is a fundamental constitutional right, protected by the Fourteenth Amendment, that extends to same-sex as well as opposite-sex couples. Responding to the decision, Anna Galland, executive director of MoveOn.org Civic Action, issued the following statement, cheering the Supreme Court for expanding marriage equality nationwide:

“In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed that all couples—regardless of sexual orientation—are entitled to all of the fundamental rights and dignities that come with marriage. This is a monumental and incredibly meaningful decision for millions of American families. Millions of MoveOn members across the country will be celebrating today.

“This decision, which correctly interprets the Constitution, is a momentous step toward a society of greater freedom and equality for all.”