Congratulations To The Millions Of Americans Who Are Freer Today Than They Were Yesterday

The Supreme Court of the United States just announced a 5-4 opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges; the majority opinion held that “the Fourteenth Amendment requires States to recognize same-sex marriages” that were legally performed in any state, and that all people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender, may now “exercise the fundamental right to marry in all States.”

This is a huge landmark victory for equal protection of all citizens of the United States. We are happy to add our congratulations to the national chorus of support. This victory has been a long time in the making, but came at a perfect time here in Seattle, as the city prepares for what will surely be one of the largest and most exuberant Seattle Pride Festivals in memory.

In large, historic cases such as Obergefell, it is easy to lose sight of the very real people at the center of these legal battles. Take a moment to meet plaintiffs Jim Obergefell, Valeria Tanco, Gregory Bourke. Their stories are awesome and inspiring.

Congratulations to the millions of Americans who are freer today than they were yesterday.