JACKSON, MS - After today's ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States, Mississippi Democratic Party spokesperson, Ouida Meruvia, issued the following statement.

"From creation, America has thrived on a fundamental proclamation: that we can do better. With the decision today by the Supreme Court of the United States, we've done just that. 

"Freedom from discrimination based on sexual orientation seems to be an inherent concept to a nation founded by declaring 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal..However, today we're reminded that equality has not been self-evident, but instead a struggle that generations of Mississippians have had to fight. And, today, these Mississippians have seen a victory. America has seen a victory. Freedom, equality, and love have seen a victory." 

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