Congresswoman Hahn Releases Statement on Supreme Court's Decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8


Date: June 26, 2013
Location: Washington, DC

Today, Congresswoman Janice Hahn (CA-44) released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's decisions that ruled the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional and struck down Proposition 8 in California:

"Today I am celebrating with the countless California couples who will finally have the legal recognition to go along with the love and devotion that was already in their hearts. Today's Supreme Court ruling is an historic victory and a milestone in the on-going fight for marriage equality across the United States.

"The Supreme Court's decision to strike down DOMA means that the federal government will now hold lawful same-sex marriages equal, in rights and dignity to any other marriage. This decision represents a groundbreaking moment for freedom and the values our nation is built on. Finally, devoted couples across the country will have the respect, recognition and equality before the law that they deserve. This is a remarkable day for our nation."