Washington, D.C. — Moments ago, the Supreme Court of the United States announced it would be hearing cases involving state bans on marriage equality in the next term, making the likelihood of a ruling on the nationwide constitutionality of same-sex marriage likely.

In response, Log Cabin Republicans National Executive Director Gregory T. Angelo stated:

Not only will the Supreme Court’s decision to take up marriage equality bans in the next term impact the lives of committed same-sex couples across the country who desire nothing more than to live with the same rights, protections, and responsibilities as their straight counterparts, but it will also impact the 2016 GOP presidential primary process. While we urge the nation’s highest court to conclude that marriage equality is a constitutional right for gay and lesbian Americans, we likewise exhort Republicans, especially those with an eye on the White House, to understand that marriage equality is here to stay, regardless of any prospective Supreme Court decision — and a sensitivity to that reality is the key to GOP victory in 2016.