QUEENS, NY – Borough President Melinda Katz stated the following in response to today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the right to same-sex marriage:

“Today’s Supreme Court decision guaranteeing the right of same–sex couples to marry is a resounding victory for the principle of equal protection under the law,” said Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. “Thanks to today’s ruling, same-sex couples across the country will no longer be treated as second-class citizens when it comes to issues regarding the family. This is a great day for those who believe in the dignity of all people.”