Congressman Becerra: Marriage Equality -- It's the Law!


Date: June 26, 2015
Location: Washington, DC

Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement on the 5-4 ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage:

"Today, America has taken a big step forward. No longer will discriminatory state laws prevent same-sex couples from marrying the person they love. With this ruling, we come one step closer to fully recognizing the fundamental equality of all our fellow citizens.

"Two years ago, my daughter and I rallied in front of the Supreme Court for marriage equality with many others. That year, the Court ruled in favor of same-sex couples, striking down the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Back in 1996 I was one of only 67 out of 435 Members of Congress to vote against DOMA. Today we can all share in this proud moment knowing that the Supreme Court has taken us full circle and landed on the right side of history.

"It's a proud day to be an American."