DA GASCÓN STATEMENT ON HISTORIC SUPREME COURT RULING GRANTING SAME-SEX COUPLES EQUAL RIGHTS

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June 26, 2015
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DA GASCÓN STATEMENT ON HISTORIC SUPREME COURT RULING GRANTING SAME-SEX COUPLES EQUAL RIGHTS

SAN FRANCISCO – Today, District Attorney George Gascón released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s historic ruling granting same-sex couples equal rights under the law. 

“Love is truly the great equalizer, and today’s decision is a victory for the countless LGBT couples whose determination and love for one another led to this historic day.  In the nation’s highest court love successfully overcame hate, bigotry and fear.  This decision grants same-sex couples the same rights as everyone else, and it reaffirms what has and always will be the truth upon which this country was founded.  We are all entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and this is a truth that remains irrespective of whose arms you find that happiness in.  Today, more than most days, I am proud and grateful to live in this country.  And whether gay or straight, whether you’re a woman or a man, black, white, Asian or Latino, we must always stand for this truth.  The pursuit of happiness, and love, guides us as we all fight for a more just and a more humane society.  It must also guide us as we work to instill tolerance in generations to follow, so one day we can be the United States in more than name only.”

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