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Rep. Debbie Phillips issues statement on historic Supreme Court ruling

Marriage equality declared fundamental right
June 26, 2015
Democratic Newsroom

On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. The historic 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. Rep. Debbie Phillips (D-Albany) issued this statement following the court’s historic ruling:

“Today is a big step forward on our nation’s path to equality,” said Phillips. “I want to offer my heartfelt congratulations to couples in our community whose love and commitment finally have equal standing under the law. Love wins.”