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Mayor Lee’s Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Cases on Marriage Equality

“On the eve of these historic hearings of the U.S. Supreme Court, we take one step closer to marriage equality. Never before have we been more united in our commitment to justice for gay and lesbian Americans, with the President and a majority of Californians and the American people behind us.

I believe that equality and the American idea enshrined in our Constitution will prevail once again through these challenges to marriage discrimination in our State and nation. We have the best legal teams, the power of justice and the arc of history on our side.

Here in San Francisco, we stand ready to once again to begin marrying same sex couples. We remain as deeply committed to the fight for marriage equality today as we were nearly nine years ago when then Mayor Gavin Newsom led the charge on one of the most important civil rights issues of our generation to ensure equal protections and rights for all.”

As a mark of support for marriage equality, Mayor Lee has ordered the LGBT rainbow flag to be flown at City Hall starting this evening and through Wednesday as the Supreme Court hearings take place.