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taking on the Senate with pride

On this day in 2015, the Supreme Court decided a consolidation of LGBTQIA+ rights cases in the lower courts in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

In this decision, the court found that the Fourteenth Amendment requires states to issue marriage licenses regardless of biological sex, and to recognize the marriage between two people of the same sex in cases where out-of-state marriages had been legally performed.

This case illustrates tremendous progress—but there are still many battles to fight. Nationally, LGBTQIA+ Americans face discrimination daily: in the workplace, housing, public accommodations, stores and businesses.

On the heels of the House of Representatives passing legislation to guarantee equal rights and protections for LGBTQIA+ Americans, we celebrated Pride Month in Northampton.

While the Trump administration seeks new ways to authorize bigotry, you can urge the Senate to pass our legislation. Sign the petition: tell Mitch McConnell and the Senate to protect the rights of all Americans!

With pride,


Posted on June 26, 2019.

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Jim McGovern represents the 2nd District of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has earned a national reputation as a tireless advocate for his district and as a champion for food security, human rights, campaign finance reform, social justice and peace.

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