Tim Gill Statement in Response to Supreme Court Ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges
June 26, 2015
Following the Supreme Court’s decision today in Obergefell v. Hodges, Tim Gill, founder and co-chair of the Gill Foundation, released the following statement:
“We should all pause today to celebrate the hard work and persistence that led to this victory, and then get right back to work. This victory was won because couples shared their stories of love and commitment, advocates battled tirelessly state by state, and donors generously funded a well-conceived plan. Together, we achieved one of the most dramatic shifts in public opinion in our lifetimes. A substantial majority of the American people now recognize LGBT people as family, neighbors, and co-workers who share the same values. And now we need to build on our momentum for the next challenge. In 33 states, LGBT people can be fired, denied housing, or refused service at businesses simply because of who we are or who we love. We must capture the energy of this moment and redouble our effort to secure state and federal protections so that no LGBT person ever has to live in fear of discrimination.”
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