The Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. And members of the 2016 presidential field have a lot to say about it. While most candidates (or presumed candidates) weighed in soon after the ruling, a few of them—including Sen. Rand Paul—have yet to make a public statement about the Court's decision.
SUPPORTING THE RULING
Proud to celebrate a historic victory for marriage equality—& the courage & determination of LGBT Americans who made it possible. -H— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 26, 2015
Proud. pic.twitter.com/9J44PCYeuQ— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 26, 2015
"This ruling is an affirmation of the commitment of couples across the country who love one another," Clinton said in a statement. "It reflects the will of the vast and growing multitude of Americans who believe that LGBT couples deserve to be recognized under the law and treated equally in the eyes of society."
But she said the "struggle" isn't yet over:
"[W]hile we celebrate the progress won today, we must stand firm in our conviction to keep moving forward," she said. "For too many LGBT Americans who are subjected to discriminatory laws, true equality is still just out of reach. While we celebrate today, our work won't be finished until every American can not only marry, but live, work, pray, learn, and raise a family free from discrimination and prejudice."