It’s Time for the Supreme Court to Finish the Job on Marriage

For immediate release - April 27, 2015 Contact: Kirsten Bokenkamp, [email protected]; 804-643-4816 The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments Tuesday in marriage cases from Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee. With regard to the issue of marriage equality and the Court, the following statement can be attributed to James Parrish, executive director of Equality Virginia: “When Virginia became the first southern state to gain the freedom to marry in October of 2014, we didn’t know the momentum for marriage equality would spread like wildfire throughout the country.  Nearly three-quarters of Americans – including Virginians – now live in states that have the freedom to marry, but that isn’t good enough. The patchwork of discrimination is unsustainable, hinders economic growth, and hurts our families. It’s time for the Supreme Court to finish the job on marriage and to rule on the side of love, fairness, and equality. It’s time for our country to be on the right side of history.”