STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Today Rep. Victoria Steele, D-Tucson (District 9), released the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, which affirmed the constitutionality of marriage equality:
“I am elated with the Supreme Court decision today and believe it brings us much closer to achieving true equality. This victory builds on the momentum of the equality movement, as community members and allies work to ensure that LGBTQ people receive equal protection across the board.
“While this is a momentous accomplishment, our work is not done. Next we must turn our attention to employment and housing issues. In many places in our state, it is still legal to fire someone for being gay. It is still legal to discriminate against people based on who they are and whom they love. And that needs to change. Our fight is not over until we have full, legal equality for all Americans.”