FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2012
STATEMENT OF MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON 9TH CIRCUIT DECISION AFFIRMING MARRIAGE EQUALITY
"Today, America's march of freedom took another long stride on the path toward a more perfect union. The 9th Circuit found that government has no business denying some couples access to equal protection under the law - and that is only right, because the freedom to marry is not a benefit conferred by government, but the birthright of every American. Marriage equality has made New York stronger, more dynamic and more competitive - and it is only a matter of time before all marriages here are recognized in all 50 states."
Stu Loeser / Marc La Vorgna (212) 788-2958
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