5 State Governors Tweet Reactions To Supreme Court On Same-Sex Marriage

As the news that the Supreme Court would not hear arguments on same-sex marriage, thus opening the doors to marriage equality in five more states and starting the path for more spread, politicians on many levels responded publicly. Five in particular headed to Twitter to make their positions on the same-sex marriage decision clear, public, and permanent.

In no particular order, here are those governors.

John Hickenlooper (D) is the Governor of Colorado. On Tuesday, Colorado began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. On Monday, Hickenlooper tweeted.

Governor Pat Quinn (D), of Illinois, tweeted his pleasure as well. His state was not directly affected, as it legalized same-sex marriage earlier this year.

New York’s Governor Cuomo (D) was also celebratory. New York has had marriage equality since 2011, according to LGBTQ Nation.

Gary Herbert, Governor of Utah, was a rare Republican governor to tweet his response to the marriage decision. He expressed opposition to the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear same-sex marriage cases, but with respect and class, in a series of several tweets. Utah was, of course, one of the states whose same-sex marriage ban was being appealed to the Supreme Court. He further promised his state would uphold the law and respect marriage rights.

Since Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe, of Virginia, has expressed his stance on same-sex marriage rights before, there’s little surprise in his reaction. In addition to ordering all counties to begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses by 1pm Eastern on Moncay, he tweeted.

There will be a number of changes in the days to come but on the heels of this Supreme Court decision, the first few days of response from our elected officials on their social media accounts paints a thumbnail picture of where same-sex marriage equality stands in our country today.

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