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California State Controller Cheers Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

Contact: JOHN HILL
(916) 445-2636

SACRAMENTO –  State Controller Betty T. Yee today issued the following statement on the historic ruling by the United States Supreme Court, which declared marriage for same-sex couples legal nationwide:

“I’m thrilled for the millions of families across this nation whose relationships have been affirmed by today’s Supreme Court ruling, and grateful for the activists and advocates who have fought this battle for so many years.  Today’s ruling is, no doubt, a historic milestone in the ongoing struggle to attain true equality at all levels – equal rights, equal opportunity, and equal pay for all Americans.  I am proud that, while I was chair of the Board of Equalization, we created a framework for tax equity for same-sex couples that can now serve as an example to other states that will be extending marriage rights to all.”