Historic Supreme Court Ruling Brings Joy to Families and Victory to Decades-Long Freedom to Marry Movement
Today, June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court held that same-sex couples can no longer be denied the freedom to marry guaranteed by the Constitution, assuring that soon all loving and committed couples will be able to marry throughout the United States.
Below are congratulatory statement form LGBT Groups who have fought for this battle and from our allies who have stood with us:
Remarks By The President On The Supreme Court Decision On Marriage Equality
Rose Garden, June 26th, 2015 11:14 A.M. EDT
THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Our nation was founded on a bedrock principle that we are all created equal. The project of each generation is to bridge the meaning of those founding words with the realities of changing times -- a never-ending quest to ensure those words ring true for every single American.
Progress on this journey often comes in small increments, sometimes two steps forward, one step back, propelled by the persistent effort of dedicated citizens. And then sometimes, there are days like this when that slow, steady effort is rewarded with justice that arrives like a thunderbolt.
Don’t miss Me and Earl and the Dying Girl at Tower Theatre
by Frances Marlatt
Don’t let the gloomy-sounding title scare you away.
“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” is a slice of life that is filled with life (and a surprising amount of humor).
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT LGBT PRIDE MONTH RECEPTION
East Room, 5:17 P.M. EDT, June 24
THE PRESIDENT: Hey! Hey! Hey! (Applause.) So this is rowdy crowd. (Applause.) I don’t want you guys to break anything while you’re here now. (Laughter.) Thank you, Megan, for the wonderful introduction and, more importantly, the great work that you are doing. We’ve got some outstanding members of Congress here today, including Leader Nancy Pelosi. Give Nancy a big round of applause. (Applause.) I want to thank all of you -- advocates, organizers, friends, families -- for being here today.
Over the years, we’ve gathered to celebrate Pride Month, and I’ve told you that I’m so hopeful about what we can accomplish. I’ve told you that the civil rights of LGBT Americans is --
Smokey Was Too Gay For The 70s, But They're The Perfect Amount of Gay For 2015
By J. Bennett, for Noisey
John “Smokey” Condon was a Baltimore outcast with big dreams and a hankering for man meat.
He didn’t try to hide it, either. Unlike so many of the closeted rock stars of the ’70s and ’80s, Condon was out and proud and didn’t give a fuck what anyone thought.
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