“Today’s decision by the Federal Appeals Court refusing to reconsider a ruling that found California’s ban on same-sex marriages to be unconstitutional is the next important victory in the fight for full equality.

With today’s decision, the courts have affirmed what we have always known- that denying anyone of their civil rights is wrong. Should the Supreme Court decide to hear this case, I’m confident that our nation’s highest court will rule on the side of justice. Until marriage equality is extended to all people, we will not stop fighting for our rights.”