CONCORD - Raymond Buckley, Chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, released the following statement on President Barack Obama's support for marriage equality:
"President Obama's statements this afternoon in support of marriage equality mark a watershed moment in this deeply important civil rights issue. As the highest-ranking openly gay member of the Democratic National Committee, serving as Vice-Chair, I applaud the President's support for marriage equality and wholeheartedly stand with him and the countless others across New Hampshire and the nation who have fought to ensure equal rights for all.
"In New Hampshire, I was proud to stand with Governor John Lynch in June of 2009 when he signed the historic marriage equality legislation into law, making the Granite State the sixth state to do so. Today, I am proud to stand with President Obama and thank him for his leadership."