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Rep. John Lewis Applauds Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality

June 26, 2015
Press Release

                "This is a great day in America.  The Supreme Court made the right decision today, a decision that is long-overdue.  I have said this for a long time, and I am so glad to see that our nation has finally come to this understanding:  If two men or two women want to fall in love and get married, it is their business.   No government has the right to authorize whom a person should love.  And it is better to love than to hate.

            "As a nation, we cannot say we are committed to equality, if we do not mandate equality for every citizen.  You cannot have equality for some in America and not equality for all.  This is another major step down a very long road toward the realization of a fair and just society. We should embrace the decision of the United States Supreme Court.   It is now the law of the land."