Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STATEMENT REGARDING SUPREME COURT RULING ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

Jun 26, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage:

“Over time, I have found that gay and lesbian couples who are truly committed to each other want similar things from marriage as the rest of us—the simple freedom to build a life together based on love and commitment. If a couple is willing to stand up in front of friends, family, and God to make a lifetime promise of fidelity to each other, it’s not for us to deny them that opportunity. As today’s decision does not affect churches’ first amendment rights and equalizes marriage rights for all Americans, I am in support of today’s decision.”

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