June 26, 2015
The Supreme Court decided that there are constitutional protections for same-sex marriage and that the right must be made available in all 50 states.
Many immigration advocates drew parallels between the marriage equality and immigration movements, and highlighted the challenges faced by people caught in the middle of the two.
“Today, the Supreme Court issued a historic decision that will be remembered for generations to come affirming what Americans have come to understand: the freedom to marry is a precious, fundamental right that belongs to all of us,” wrote Marielena Hincapié, executive director of National Immigration Law Center, in a published statement. “It’s a proud day for our country, as this decision marks a victory for freedom, equality, inclusion, and love. As our country continues the long journey towards true and full equality for same-sex couples and other traditionally marginalized individuals and communities, this ruling is a strong reminder of the type of inclusion and equality we are capable of.”