WASHINGTON, D.C., June 26, 2015 Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron released the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges:
We are thrilled that the Supreme Court has declared marriage bans on the basis of sexual orientation relics of a discarded past. The Court has made it absolutely clear that denying marriage equality is unconstitutional – and un-American. Now it’s time to continue this progress by protecting LGBT Americans from all forms of discrimination.
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Find out much more about how we reached this point in our comprehensive report, Love and the Law