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    West Virginia reacts to gay marriage ruling

    West Virginia officials are reacting to the Supreme Court's historic ruling that says same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. Same-sex marriages in West Virginia had already been legal for months due to lower-court decisions.More >>
    West Virginia officials are reacting to the Supreme Court's historic ruling that says same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. Same-sex marriages in West Virginia had already been legal for months due to lower-court decisions.More >>
Both of the Mountain State's two United States Senators sent our news releases with their reaction to Friday's split decision from the U.S. Supreme court on same-sex marriages.

Below is the entire news release from each senator, beginning with the senior senator from West Virginia, Democrat Joe Manchin III:

MANCHIN STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT'S SAME-SEX MARRIAGE RULING

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the Obergefell v. Hodges case.

“America is a nation of laws, and we must respect and abide by the Supreme Court's decision.”

Capito Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement regarding today's Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage:

“West Virginia's greatest strength is our people. Regardless of our differences, we care for our neighbors, friends and communities in need. Acknowledging that we have differing views, the Supreme Court has made its decision. While I would have preferred that the Supreme Court leave this decision to the states, it is my hope that all West Virginians will move forward and continue to care for and respect one another.”


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