Congresswoman Duckworth Statement on Marriage Equality Decision

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–June 29, 2015. Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality.

“I am so proud that the Supreme Court ruled in favor of love, commitment and equality today. The LGBT community is entitled to the same rights afforded to everyone else and our nation has taken an enormous step towards being more fair and just.”

“While I was recovering at Walter Reed after being shot down in Iraq, my husband Bryan was at my bedside every day. Not only was he offering love and support during such a difficult time, but he was also making critical decisions for me that improved my quality of life. Often, those decisions were contrary to what other family members would have decided, but as my life partner, my husband knew me better and made the correct choices for me when I could not. The Supreme Court’s decision today gives all Americans the opportunity to protect their partner.”

“This ruling is yet another example of our nation’s progress towards a more perfect union and I hope that it further inspires us to seek equality for all Americans.”

Source: duckworth.house.gov

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