Larsen: Marriage Equality Finally Counts As Equal Justice

Jun 26, 2015 Issues: Equality & Opportunity

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, today issued the following statement about the Supreme Court’s decision that marriage is a civil right for all Americans, regardless of sexual orientation. The Court ruled in favor of marriage equality by a vote of 5-4.

“Our country finally counts marriage equality as equal justice under the law. With today’s Supreme Court decision, all Americans have a right to marry the person they love. This momentous and historic decision is great news for equality in our country after decades of work. It affirms that marriage is a civil right that everyone in our country, regardless of sexual orientation, should be able to enjoy.

“I am proud to be from Washington state, which has led the way in extending marriage rights for all. This day has been long in the making, and I am deeply pleased that our country has broken down the barrier to marriage equality.

“I am hopeful today’s win for equality will propel our country forward to put an end to discrimination in all forms. I will keep working with my colleagues in Congress to make sure people in the LGBT community receive equal protection under the law,” Larsen said.