Washington (June 26, 2015) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage.

“With this momentous ruling from the Supreme Court we end a chapter of discrimination in our country’s history and start a new one that says all Americans have the right to pursue happiness by marrying the person they love. Today, we raise our voices for equality. We raise our voices for an end to all forms of discrimination. We raise our voices for justice. It’s about basic freedoms for our friends, neighbors and families. Any effort to deny equal protections under the law is unfair, discriminatory, and unconstitutional – and that is just plain wrong. I am so proud to represent the state that has become a model across the country and the world on LGBT inclusion and acceptance.


“Today’s historic Supreme Court ruling is an historic moment to celebrate, but the fight for equality is not over. We have much more to do to ensure LGBT people have equal protections under all laws so that we will one day look to the history books to know that there ever was a time when society didn’t recognize LGBT rights as human rights.”