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Boyce calls Obergefell ruling a "progressive step in journey toward equality and tolerance"

Marriage equality declared fundamental right
June 26, 2015
Democratic Newsroom

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry.

“The ruling is a victory for our nation and for Ohio,” said Rep. Kevin L. Boyce (D-Columbus). “This is an historic moment and a giant progressive step in our journey toward equality and tolerance.”

The 5-4 decision overturns a 6th Circuit Court case brought by Ohio native Jim Obergefell and invalidates bans on same-sex marriage across the country, including the one in Ohio.