Pocan Statement on Supreme Court Consideration of Same-Sex Marriage Cases
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), Co-Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on same-sex marriage:
“Today, the U.S. Supreme Court is taking the first steps to putting an end to the debate over same-sex marriage once and for all. I am hopeful and optimistic that the Court will find every American has the right to equal protection under the law, regardless of who they love.
“Millions of LGBT Americans today still live as second class citizens in states which do not recognize their right to marry and do not have the same legal benefits other Americans enjoy. It’s time our nation ends LGBT discrimination.”