Today, Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-39) released the following statement after President Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage in an interview with ABC News.
"I applaud President Obama for endorsing same-sex marriage," said Congresswoman Sánchez. "If we truly believe in the Constitution, it's clear that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals deserve equal rights. They deserve the right to stand in front of family and friends and proclaim their love and devotion for each other in a ceremony recognized in the eyes of the law. We have a long way to go before we achieve full equality for the LGBT community, but today's announcement by the President puts us one step closer."