Today, New Mexico Democratic Chairwoman Deb Haaland released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding marriage equality across the US:
“As the mother of a lesbian daughter, I am thrilled to know that her future is free from barriers to marry whomever she wishes. Somáh came out to me as a senior in high school and since that time she has advocated for acceptance of this fundamental right. I share this victory with her. Love wins!
The court’s ruling simply affirms that LGBT people deserve the same rights and protections under the law as every citizen of the United States. This is more than a partisan political issue, it is a major step forward in the fight for civil rights in our country.
The Democratic Party of New Mexico joins with the President in applauding this important decision.”