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Freedom Massachusetts Celebrates Historic National Victory for Marriage Equality
BOSTON – In response to the US Supreme Court’s decision to provide full equal marriage rights to every same-sex couple in the nation, Freedom Massachusetts co-chairs Mason Dunn and Kasey Suffredini issued the following response:
“Today’ US Supreme Court decision marks a historic and emotional moment in our continuing fight for full LGBT equality. Finally, same-sex couples all across the country will be able to stand before their friends and family, and make a lifelong commitment to the person they love. What was first possible just here in Massachusetts 11 years ago is now possible for couples across our nation, and that is a tremendous step forward.
But our work continues to improve the lives of LGBT people. As we celebrate today’s victory, we’re energized and inspired to bring the promise of a better tomorrow to all of the transgender residents and visitors to our state, who currently aren’t protected from discrimination in public spaces. We’re committed to demonstrating the broad support for these protections in Massachusetts, and we believe that in the very near future we’ll again have a transformational moment here in the Bay State, just like we did 11 years ago with marriage. This time, that transformational moment means showing our transgender friends and family members that we love and respect them, and that they deserve full and equal protection under our law.”
Freedom Massachusetts is the bipartisan campaign working to ensure all people are treated fairly and equally under the law. Right now, state law doesn’t protect transgender Bay Staters from discrimination in the places we all are when we’re not at home, work or school. Freedom Massachusetts is bringing together all of the diverse voices who support these protections, from Republicans and Democrats to some of the region’s most recognized brand names. Together, our collective voice will send a powerful message that it’s time to update our law.