Monday, March 2, 2015

Nebraska 1st District Rep. Brad Ashford reacts to ruling against state's gay marriage ban

Ashford, formerly the Chairman of the Unicameral's Judiciary Committee, represents Omaha in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is also a former Republican.
    “Discrimination against anyone based on their sexual orientation has no place in this country. Courts across the country are demanding equal treatment under the law, and today, Nebraska took a major stand against inequality in this country. This decision does not ask individuals to abandon their principles on the issue, but rather, to accept that this country is overwhelmingly diverse, and we must embrace those who might not hold our same beliefs. The many differences of individuals are what make this a great nation, and today’s decision recognizes that same-sex couples deserve equal rights under the law. I applaud this decision and commit to continue working for equality for all Nebraskans in the future.”
     Congressman Ashford is also a cosponsor of the Respect for Marriage Act, legislation that ensures that legally-married, same-sex couples are treated equally under federal law. Currently, the legislation is supported by a bipartisan group of 139 members of Congress in the House of Representatives.

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