Statement from Gallego on U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings on DOMA and California’s Prop 8
STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Assistant House Minority Leader Ruben Gallego, D-Phoenix (District 27), released the following statement regarding today’s rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 from the U.S. Supreme Court.
“Today is a good day for fairness in our country. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a key part of DOMA sends a message that equal protection under the law is something all married couples should expect. The married, same-sex couples who are living in a freedom-to-marry state or the District of Columbia now will be eligible for the federal protections afforded all other married couples.
“The court also declined to make a decision on California’s Proposition 8, which will effectively restore marriage equality in that state. Both of these rulings promote equality and justice and set the stage for future progress.”