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Gov. Daugaard’s Statement On Same-Sex Marriage Decision





            Office of Gov. Dennis Daugaard

500 E. Capitol Ave.

Pierre, S.D. 57501

605-773-3212

www.sd.gov

 

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Friday, June 26, 2015

CONTACT:  Tony Venhuizen or Kelsey Pritchard at 605-773-3212

                                   

 

Gov. Daugaard’s Statement On Same-Sex Marriage Decision

                             

PIERRE, S.D. – This morning, the United States Supreme Court announced its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, holding that states must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.

 

“I would have preferred for this change to come through the democratic process, rather than the courts,” said Gov. Daugaard. “We are a nation of laws, and the state will follow the law. I will be working with the Attorney General to ascertain what this ruling means for state and local governments.” 

 

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