Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision to legalize same-sex marriage across all 50 states on June 26, many companies in the hospitality industry applauded the ruling. Here are just a few statements of support released in reaction to the news:
Hyatt:”We are thrilled that the United States has joined a growing list of countries that has legalized gay marriage. As a company committed to inclusion for all, we celebrate this historic occasion with our LGBT colleagues, guests, and allies, and are delighted that the lifelong commitments they make will finally receive equal respect and recognition.”
Wyndham Worldwide: “Being welcoming and inclusive to all is simply part of who we are and how we do business. Our success and future growth depends on our ability to provide an environment where every guest is welcomed, and all who want to work with us feel supported and valued. Today’s historic Supreme Court ruling is important to us as an LGBTQ ally, a global employer, and a responsible corporate citizen. #LoveWins”
Starwood Hotels & Resorts: “#StayProud. Today we celebrate the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality.”
Marriott International: “For all of us at Marriott, #LoveTravels everywhere across America as we celebrate today’s historic milestone for marriage equality.#SCOTUSmarriage”
Skift compiled a number of other statements from the hotel, tourism, and travel industries. To read more reactions, click here.