Press Release – Marriage Equality is Now a Reality

For Immediate Release
June 26, 2015

WHO: Log Cabin Republicans of Texas
CONTACT: Jeff Davis, Chairman   949-294-1172

Earlier today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its landmark ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. In its 5-4 opinion, the court ruled that there is a constitutional right to marriage equality in all 50 states.

In a statement released earlier today, Log Cabin Republican’s Executive Director, Gregory T. Angelo said, “This is a watershed moment for the LGBT rights movement — one that had its genesis on the center-right — and Log Cabin Republicans congratulates our allied organizations, grassroots Chapter Leaders, and — especially — those committed same-sex couples who moved national sentiment on marriage equality so far, so fast simply by living their lives in quiet dignity.”

Naturally, Log Cabin Republicans of Texas echoes Mr. Angelo’s statements, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t take the opportunity to expand upon it with our own thoughts.

As a long-term member of Log Cabin Republicans, Chairman of Log Cabin Republicans of Texas, and a proud LGBT American in a committed relationship, today’s decision is extremely personal and feels quite surreal to me. Today is a day that Log Cabin Republicans has fought for on the state and national level for decades, even before many of our members (myself included) were born. It’s a day we all wanted to see and a day that, in the midst of our greatest challenges, we sometimes doubted would ever come.

Now is the time for a celebration decades in the making. Log Cabin Republicans of Texas wishes a heartfelt congratulations to all committed same-sex couples and to all LGBT individuals and their allies who have made today possible. We hope that today can spur a respectful and peaceful discourse between same-sex marriage supporters and those who have not yet reached a place of acceptance. We also hope that all same-sex couples remember how challenging this battle has been and how significant this victory is. Some of our brothers and sisters who wished to see this the most did not make it to today. We must do all we can to protect and preserve the right of Marriage for future generations, and we must remember to share the history of how Marriage became a constitutional right for all.

Jeff Davis
Chairman, Log Cabin Republicans of Texas