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OAH LGBTQ Committee Issues Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Obergefell v. Hodges

The Organization of American (OAH) Historians Committee on the Status of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Historians and Histories celebrates the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges, declaring same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states and making marriage equality a reality. The decision's grounding in historical scholarship and its citation of amicus briefs written and signed by historians, including OAH president-elect Nancy Cott, George Chauncey, and many other OAH members, testifies to the transformative power of writing and teaching history. We hope that this historic decision quickens the momentum toward justice for all people across lines of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, disability, religion, and nationality.

Regina Kunzel, Chair (Princeton University)
Marc Stein (San Francisco State University)
Anne E. Parsons (University of North Carolina, Greensboro)
Leila Rupp (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Nicholas Syrett (University of Northern Colorado)
Karen Halttunen, Executive Board Liaison (University of Southern California)

Posted: June 29, 2015
Tagged: Advocacy, News of the Organization, News of the Profession