ACLU Comment on Ninth Circuit Ruling for Marriage Equality

October 7, 2014 12:00 am

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NEW YORK – The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today in favor of marriage equality, which is expected to bring the number of marriage equality states to 35 in short order.

“This is another great legal moment this week for loving and committed couples. Today’s decision reflects the reality that the majority of Americans agree that it is time for same-sex couples to have the right to marry and protect their families,” said James Esseks, director of the ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Project. “As yesterday’s action by the Supreme Court also showed us, the unstoppable legal momentum toward full marriage equality is a reality. We are thrilled that love has won out again.”

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