Hillary Clinton Calls Same-Sex Marriage Ruling ‘Historic Victory’ For Equality

AP

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Friday hailed the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling as a “historic victory” for marriage equality.

The former secretary of state reacted on Twitter:

Clinton later said in a statement that the ruling “represents our country at its best: inclusive, open, and striving towards true equality.” She added that while LGBT individuals have now won the right to marry anywhere in the United States, there are still places where they are not completely protected from discrimination.

“As love and joy flood our streets today, it is hard to imagine how anyone could deny the full protection of our laws to any of our fellow Americans—but there are those who would,” the statement continued. “So while we celebrate the progress won today, we must stand firm in our conviction to keep moving forward. For too many LGBT Americans who are subjected to discriminatory laws, true equality is still just out of reach. While we celebrate today, our work won’t be finished until every American can not only marry, but live, work, pray, learn and raise a family free from discrimination and prejudice. We cannot settle for anything less.”

This post has been updated.

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