Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat and founding member of the LGBT Equality Caucus, today released the following statement on the Supreme Court's decision not to review lower court rulings that struck down marriage discrimination laws in five states, including Virginia:
"This is a momentous day for Virginia and for all who believe in equality under the law. This decision affirms the right of all people to pursue happiness, the most basic example of which is the ability to marry and share your life with the person you love.
"Still, it is disappointing that the Court has delayed a final decision on a federal right to marriage equality. Legalized discrimination anywhere is wrong. The Court was right to affirmatively strike down DOMA a year ago, and now it is time to end the uncertainty so many couples are forced to live with and guarantee marriage equality throughout the country."