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Langevin Statement on Obama Same-Sex Marriage Position

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Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) released the following statement in response to President Obama's remarks today in which he announced his support of same-sex marriage:

"By announcing his support for marriage equality, President Obama has brought us closer to a time when I believe our nation will look back in disbelief that we once denied our fellow citizens basic civil rights based on their sexual orientation," said Langevin. "I am pleased that the President recognizes that we cannot have separate categories of rights for certain groups of people and that establishing equal recognition for same-sex and heterosexual couples does not interfere with our fundamental belief in the separation of church and state, which ensures respect for the beliefs of religious institutions. Full marriage equality is simply the only way to ensure everyone is treated fairly under the law."


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