Jun 26, 2015, 12:32 ET
PITTSBURGH, June 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard and International Vice President Fred Redmond issued the following statement after the Supreme Court voted to affirm a constitutional right to same-sex marriage:
"In a 5-4 decision today, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in the United States. The United Steelworkers applaud the court for upholding the 14th Amendment of the U.S Constitution, which guarantees equal protection under the law. This is a historic day, and we are proud especially for our LGBT members. This victory confirms the principles of our union that regardless of the color of a person's skin, regardless of religion or nationally, and no matter who a person loves, discrimination has no place in our union or in our society."
The USW represents 850,000 workers in North America employed in many industries that include metals, rubber, chemicals, paper, oil refining and the service and public sectors. For more information: http://www.usw.org/.
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