YDMS Statement on Marriage Equality





November 25, 2014


JACKSON, MS - After today’s ruling in favor of marriage equality by District Judge Carlton W. Reeves, the Young Democrats of Mississippi issued the following statement:

"Today is a proud and historic day for equality in Mississippi. The action by Judge Reeves reaffirms the duty of our government to protect our citizens’ unalienable rights - one of which is the right to marry the person you love.

"This Court's decision moves us one step closer toward fulfilling our founders' vision that we are all afforded equal justice under the law. As we celebrate this victory for justice in Mississippi, let us be reminded of the considerable work that is left to be done. While the road is still long and difficult, Young Democrats will continue to fight for the rights of all Mississippians. We encourage our peers to forge a path of acceptance and love for one another."


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