Travel Group Applauds Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decision

rainbow flagIn the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling that same-sex couples have a Constitutional right to marry, International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) President and CEO Today John Tanzella weighed in on what the ruling means for the travel sector. 

"We celebrate a great victory for equality and love today, as the United States becomes the 20th country in the world to grant nationwide marriage rights to same-sex couples," said Tanzella. "When a country legally supports its LGBT citizens, we know the positive impact transcends borders. Global gay and lesbian travelers want to experience destinations where their relationships are respected, and now the U.S. will be one of them."

According to Reuters, the Court's 5-4 ruling holds that the Constitution's due process and equal protection guarantees mean that states cannot ban same-sex marriages. As a result, same-sex marriage has become legal in all 50 states.