Statement on the Decision of the Supreme Court Regarding Marriage EqualityPublished on July, 28 2015
STATEMENT OF THE
WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM,
UNITED STATES SECTION,
ON THE DECISION OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES IN
Obergefell v. Hodges, REGARDING MARRIAGE EQUALITY,
JUNE 26, 2015
In its decision of June 26, 2015, in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court of the United States of America clarified civil and human rights around marriage, confirming the basic principles of marriage equality throughout our nation.
We, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, United States Section, celebrate this major milestone for all – those directly affected and all of us whose lives are touched by this change in a myriad of ways – while continuing our collaborations toward securing human rights universally.
Unfortunately, as we know too well from our collective experiences in other civil rights arenas, now more ground-breaking work must take place in order to implement those legal rights.
This Supreme Court decision was a necessary legal step, but not a sufficient step, to assure human rights or universal equality under the law or in actual life, nor to assure freedom for all. Our work is surely not done.
We welcome those who would work with us in moving forward.
Photo by Matt Popovich (public domain)
Obergefell v. Hodges Decision Announced — June 26, 2015
“The celebration in front of the United States Supreme Court upon the announcement of the Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right under the 14th Amendment.”