Statement from Auburn Seminary President the Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the marriage equality case

For Immediate Release
June 26, 2015
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Statement from Auburn Seminary President the Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the marriage equality case

NEW YORK — Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, requiring states to issue same-sex marriage licenses as well as recognize out-of-state same-sex marriage licenses. Auburn Seminary President the Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson issued the following statement in response:

“Auburn Seminary stands with faith leaders across the country in celebrating today’s hard-fought victory for love and equality.

“Auburn has long recognized the sacred dignity of our LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) brothers and sisters. Today’s Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges recognizes not only the dignity of LGBTQ people but also the dignity of their committed, loving relationships.

“Social justice and equality movements are driven by hope and our faith in the belief that we can make the world better for ourselves and our children. Today’s Supreme Court decision is an example of just that. Today, love won.”

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