NHDP Statement on Supreme Court Decision Affirming That Marriage Equality Is The Law Of The Land

Concord, N.H. – New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision affirming that marriage equality is the law of the land:
“Today’s decision marks a truly historic day in our fight for equal rights, a victory that was only possible because of the tremendous leadership of courageous individuals in New Hampshire and across our nation.”
“I have been extremely proud to stand with Governors Shaheen, Lynch and Hassan as they have fought to affirm true equality for all under the law, and our state’s leadership on marriage equality and LGBT rights also wouldn’t have been possible without the leadership of Senate President Larsen and Speaker Norelli. We must also recognize thte extraordinary leadership of President Obama, Congresswoman Kuster, Congresswoman Shea-Porter and Congressman Hodes who have all fought tirelessly in Washington for the Granite State values of freedom and inclusion.”
“Although Granite Staters have been leaders in the fight for equal rights for many years, there are still far too many that want to reverse our progress. The New Hampshire Republican Party (whose anti-equality platform is now unconstitutional), Kelly Ayotte, Frank Guinta, and every one of the Republican presidential hopefuls have all fought against the rights of our neighbors, friends, and relatives. We cannot and we will not let them pull our nation backward.”