Come to the Round Up Saloon on Cedar Springs on Monday June 29 at 6:00pm to celebrate with Jim and Chad.
Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in the case that brought Marriage Equality to all fifty states, and HRC's President, Chad Griffin, will be here in Dallas to help us celebrate today's Supreme Court decision! Join us at the Round Up on Monday and meet the people who have made LGBT history! And you'll also hear about what's next for our movement
Today’s ruling makes perfectly clear that there is no legal or moral justification for standing in the path of marriage equality. State officials across the country must act swiftly to ensure that every obstacle to obtaining a marriage license is removed. To do anything less is a shameful attempt to cement their state on the wrong side of history.
But what’s also clear today is that our work isn’t done until every discriminatory law in this nation is wiped away. The time has come in this country for comprehensive federal LGBT non-discrimination protections. We now have to work harder than ever before to pass a federal law to ensure that LGBT Americans are no longer at risk of being fired, evicted or denied services simply on the basis of the marriage license that they fought so hard to achieve.
We need to harness our momentum. Starting in this session of Congress, the Human Rights Campaign and our partners will lead the fight for a sweeping federal non-discrimination bill—legislation that seeks to protect LGBT people and their families from discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, credit, federal funding, education and jury service.
Our work is far from complete. As we saw in Indiana and Arkansas earlier this year, the opponents of equality will stop at nothing to enshrine discrimination into law, and we don’t believe for one second that this fight is over. Even with today’s ruling, tonight, somewhere in this country an LGBT young person will spend many sleepless hours feeling helpless and hopeless because of discrimination they face at school, in church, even around their own dinner table.
And we have been reminded once again over the past weeks that discrimination and the scourge of hate still live in this country. Progress for some is not progress for all, and we are even more committed than ever to ensuring that all citizens are equal. That all Americans receive justice. That we are all united.
Our job now is to guarantee that they can have true and lasting hope at last—and that they are fully protected from discrimination at the federal level and in the state that they call home.