U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a co-chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, issued the following statement today:
"Today's Supreme Court decisions affirm that bigotry and discrimination are inconsistent with our great American values and will not be tolerated in our country, and that, as we have expressed since the days of our founding, every American is created equal. With the Court standing on the right side of history, today's opinion will have real benefits for loving, committed couples in Rhode Island and across our nation and the federal government will no longer refuse to recognize the civil institution of marriage based on a person's sexual orientation or gender identity."
"At the same time, all advocates for equality recognize that our work continues at the federal level until each of the 50 states recognizes the basic equality of all Americans, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. I look forward to continuing this fight in the weeks and months ahead."