“Today America moves closer to the fulfillment of our founding ideals. But fundamentally, today’s ruling is not about ideals. It’s about the millions of Americans who now have the right to love and marry whomever they want. The United States Supreme Court decision declaring marriage equality the law of the land is a tremendous civil rights victory for our LGBT community, for San Francisco, and for our country. So many people have fought for decades for this day and they all deserve our deepest appreciation. There’s still more work to do to ensure that everyone can live and love safely and without prejudice – but today is a day of celebration of just how far we have come.”
Assemblymember David Chiu (D – San Francisco) is the Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore of the California State Assembly and represents the 17th Assembly District, which encompasses the eastern portion of San Francisco and the historic LGBT neighborhoods in the City.