Release: Friday, June 26, 2015
Democratic Party of Georgia Statement on Marriage Equality
Atlanta, GA – Democratic Party of Georgia Chair DuBose Porter issued the following statement today on the Supreme Court’s decision that effectively struck down Georgia’s ban on marriage equality.
“Today is a huge victory not only for advocates of marriage equality, but advocates of basic civil rights. This decision is the culmination of decades’ worth of battles fought to ensure that all families and the love they share are protected and treated equally under the law.
“While we have plenty of reason to celebrate, we still have work to do in Georgia. Until we have employment non-discrimination legislation on the books, LGBT workers can be fired just for being who they are. Our cities and counties have led the way on this issue, but the state remains on the wrong side of history. Love should never be a fireable offense, and I encourage state leaders to work together to forge a more equal and just Georgia.”