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LGBT Caucus Commemorates One-Year Anniversary of Marriage Equality

Sep 26, 2016
Press Release

1433 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515

Date: June 24, 2016         Contact:  Roddy Flynn, (202) 226-7572

LGBT Caucus Commemorates One-Year Anniversary of Marriage Equality

Washington, DC – The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus commemorated the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which brought unequivocal marriage equality to the United States of America.

“This Sunday, we mark one year that all Americans have enjoyed full and equal rights to marry the person they love,” said LGBT Equality Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Jared Polis (CO-02).  “After a long fight, all across America LGBT families have the stability that comes with the rights and privileges of marriage.  Though recent week have been difficult and frightening for LGBT Americans, we can celebrate in how far our community has come.  As Pride Month comes to a close, we in the LGBT Equality Caucus mourn those we’ve lost, celebrate our victories, and are more resolved than ever to fight until LGBT people are free from discrimination and able to fully and equally pursue the American Dream.”  

Please contact Roddy Flynn at 202-257-8416 or with press inquiries.

The mission of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus is to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality. The bi-partisan LGBT Equality Caucus is strongly committed to achieving the full enjoyment of human rights for LGBT people in the U.S. and around the world. By serving as a resource for Members of Congress, their staff, and the public on LGBT issues, the Caucus works toward the extension of equal rights, the repeal of discriminatory laws, the elimination of hate-motivated violence, and the improved health and wellbeing for all regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.