Arcus Releases Statement Responding to United States Supreme Court Marriage Ruling

June 26, 2015
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Andy Marra
Communications Manager

NEW YORK, NY (June 26, 2015) –– The Arcus Foundation, a global foundation promoting respect for diversity among peoples and in nature, today released the following statement in response to the United States Supreme Court’s historic decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide.

“Today’s landmark ruling opens yet another door to the possibility that LGBT Americans will one day be able to enjoy all of the possibilities that are truly equal to those of our fellow citizens, and that our neighbors will know, see and respect us for who we are,” said Kevin Jennings, Arcus’ Executive Director. “Marriage equality here in the United States is a major step forward, and we congratulate the many who have sacrificed time, money, voices, privacy and even life itself to all of the work that has brought us to this pivotal moment. We look forward to continue working side-by-side with so many that are advancing full lived equality for all LGBT people everywhere.”

Learn more about Arcus’ Social Justice Program Strategy, which aims to enable individuals and families of every sexual orientation and gender identity, race, and ethnicity to live their lives with dignity and respect, and express their love and sense of self wherever they are in the world.

Founded in 2000 by Jon Stryker, the Arcus Foundation is dedicated to the idea that people can live in harmony with one another and the natural world. Arcus’ work is based on the belief that respect for diversity among peoples and in nature is essential to a positive future for our planet and all of its inhabitants. The Foundation works globally and has offices in New York City and Cambridge, U.K. To learn more, visit: