June 26, 2013

Statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the Supreme Court's Decision to Strike Down the Defense of Marriage Act

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334

“The Supreme Court’s decision today is a major step forward in the ongoing fight to ensure that government won’t discriminate and will treat all love equally. This decision should strengthen our commitment in the State of Illinois toward ensuring that the life-long commitments of all Americans are honored and respected by the law. The state should not be standing in the way of two people loving each other. America has faced obstacles on our journey to equality before and we have always overcome them. The struggle for marriage equality will be no different.”