uinnipiac celebrates the fifth anniversary of the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision recognizing marriage as a fundamental right and the 50th anniversary of Pride Month.
At Quinnipiac, our mission is to create a diverse and inclusive community where every member feels respected and appreciated. We believe that each person who comes through our doors brings with them an array of diverse identities, values, and experiences, which strengthen the fabric of our institution.
In the historic Obergefell V Hodges decision, the high court ruled on June 26, 2015 that states may not prohibit marriage between LGBTQ+ people.
"In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote. “As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”
With pride, the university invites students, alumni, faculty and staff to affirm the value of LGBTQ+ lives through education, activism and celebration.