University at Albany Celebrates Landmark Supreme Court Decision

Friday, June 26, 2015

Statement from UAlbany President Robert J. Jones on the Supreme Court’s Decision Regarding Same-sex Marriage,

The University at Albany today celebrates the landmark Supreme Court decision ensuring same-sex couples across the nation will have the right to marry. Thanks to Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, our state was in the vanguard of this movement, which will now be the law of the land.

It is a fitting coincidence that UAlbany today hosted a daylong forum organized by the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals, geared toward ensuring inclusive campus environments for LGBTQ students, staff, and faculty.

As a matter of social justice, civil rights, and freedom of expression, this campus is aligned with the principles that led the Supreme Court to this historic decision. The University at Albany will stand firm in its support of these principles, and will continue to advocate for policies, practices, and a campus culture that steadfastly support the LGBTQ community.