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Blumenthal Statement on Supreme Court's Marriage Equality Decision

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today released the following statement after the United States Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that states must recognize the marriages of same-sex couples:

This ruling reaffirms why we are the greatest, freest nation in the history of the world – because we respect every individual’s equal right to liberty, no matter where they live, who they are, or whom they love. Today will go down in history as momentous for all Americans, making our nation an even brighter beacon of hope and opportunity for all.

This ruling marks a transformative moment in our nation's history, but it builds on everything before. Our gratitude goes to all whose courage and strength and struggle won this day.