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Statement on President Obama's Support of Marriage Equality


Location: Washington, DC

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-20) released the following statement today after President Obama declared his support for marriage equality:

"Today, we take a historic step forward in the decades-long march for civil rights. With President Obama's statements, LGBT Americans in South Florida and throughout the nation can confidently look to a future in which their family has the same rights as the family next door, and their commitment to their spouse is inscribed not just in their eyes but in the eyes of the law.

"We have a true champion for equality at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. We know there's more to do, but if these last few years have shown us anything, it's that if we work together, knocking down obstacles brick by brick, the walls will come crumbling down.

"And perhaps most importantly for the LGBT youth of South Florida and throughout America, who are all too frequently ostracized, demoralized, and bullied just for being who they are, today's announcement means that it has, and it will continue to get better. Equality is not an aspiration. It is a destination. And we will get there together, I know it."

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