Bennet: Supreme Court Decision on DOMA a Historic Step for Civil Rights

June 26, 2013

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision finding the federal Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional in a 5-4 ruling.

“Today is a historic step forward for civil rights. The Supreme Court’s decision affirms that all couples, regardless of their sexual orientation, deserve the same rights and opportunities under the law that my wife and I enjoy. The Defense of Marriage Act was a discriminatory law that unfairly treated LGBT couples differently, and has rightly been relegated to the dust bin of history.”

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