Mayor Releases Statement on Supreme Court Marriage Ruling

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Mayor Releases Statement on Supreme Court Marriage Ruling

Posted: 06/26/2015
Below please see a statement from Mayor Madeline Rogero on this morning’s historic Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality:

As a signer of the Mayors’ Brief in support of the plaintiffs, I am thrilled and thankful for this ruling. It is great news for our LGBT family members, friends and neighbors. And really, it is great news for all of us. A society that fully values and respects all of its members is a more fair and just society for us all.

As a Knoxvillian, I am especially proud of Valeria Tanco and Sophy Jesty for their role in this historic case. They stepped forward on behalf of LGBT families and their allies across Tennessee, and we all owe them a debt of gratitude. I know what will mean the most to them is the simple fact that their marriage will now be legally recognized just as much in Knoxville as it was in New York.” 

Sophy Jesty, Mayor Rogero, Valeria Tanco

Mayor Rogero with Knoxville residents and plaintiffs Sophy Jesty and Valeria Tanco.