Shaheen Celebrates Historic Supreme Court Decision Affirming Marriage Equality

June 26, 2015

(WASHINGTON, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement today following the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which decided that states are required to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and that they are required to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other U.S. states:

“I am elated by the Supreme Court’s decision today in favor of marriage equality for all gay and lesbian couples in this country,” said Shaheen. “It’s been five years since New Hampshire embraced marriage equality, and now, finally, the rest of the country will no longer discriminate based on whom one loves or where one lives. Marriage discrimination against gays and lesbians and their families has done needless harm for far too long, but today we can celebrate that those days are coming to a close. This decision will be remembered as a monumental moment in our nation’s progress towards freedom and equality for all.”