Sanders Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage

Sanders Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement, Friday, after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges.

“Today the Supreme Court fulfilled the words engraved upon its building: ‘Equal justice under law.’ This decision is a victory for same-sex couples across our country as well as all those seeking to live in a nation where every citizen is afforded equal rights. For far too long our justice system has marginalized the gay community and I am very glad the Court has finally caught up to the American people.”

Sen. Sanders voted against the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996 and supported Vermont’s civil union law in 2000 and legalization of gay marriage in 2009.