“Freedom from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is a fundamental human right. The whole idea of human rights is that they are inherent and transcend geographic and political boundaries. You have the same human rights whether you live in Alaska or Arkansas! Today we learned that the United States Supreme Court will issue a potentially groundbreaking decision this term on whether marriage discrimination on a state-by-state basis is legal.
“We’ve seen tremendous progress since 2004 in states choosing marriage equality and that has been a beacon of hope. But now it’s time for our highest court to affirm that freedom from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is a core right, regardless of where one lives, and that this basic freedom must be guaranteed to all people, not denied at the whim of any state.”