Planned Parenthood is thrilled with the Supreme Court’s decision recognizing that the right to marry extends to same-sex couples in all 50 states. This ruling affirms what many of us already know – that love is love and all couples should be treated equally. Today will make a difference in the lives of millions of Americans and their families.
Today’s ruling is a major victory for LGBTQ equality and a tremendous step forward for this country, which has seen extraordinary progress on LGBTQ issues in the past 10 years. This progress is rooted in principles that also underlie reproductive rights: that politicians should not get to decide what you do with your body or what your family looks like, and that rights in this country should not depend on the state you live in. We know that this progress will only continue.
Planned Parenthood believes that reproductive rights are deeply connected to LGBTQ rights and is proud to be a provider of health care and information for so many in the LGBTQ community. We have long stood with LGBTQ people – many of whom turn to Planned Parenthood for health care, information, and education – in the fight for full equality. We care passionately about helping women, men, and young people lead healthy lives, no matter who they are or where they live. We are thrilled that people in every state will now be able to marry who they love and form the family they want.
At Planned Parenthood, we know our patients and supporters don't comprise any one identity, and we're grateful for the many volunteers, staff, and supporters of all genders and identities who work every day to ensure that people in communities across the country get the health care and information they need.
Planned Parenthood's doors are open to everyone — regardless of gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. We believe that all people deserve high-quality, affordable health care and accurate, nonjudgmental sexual health information, no matter who they are or where they live. We know that when people are truly cared for, they make their lives, their families, and their communities better and healthier.
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