Steele releases statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings on DOMA and Proposition 8
STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX -- Rep. Victoria Steele, D-Tucson (District 9), released the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8.
“The U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings are a major victory for equality and justice in our country. The decision on DOMA shows that the court has concluded that all married couples are entitled to equal and fair treatment under the law. For thousands of married lesbian and gay couples, this means they have the ability to better take care of each other and their children under the law. Additionally, the justices declined to decide a case involving California’s Proposition 8. By doing this, the court has made it possible for marriage equality to be restored to that state.
“This is a historic day. Last night, I participated in the play ‘8’ in Tucson. The production is based on California’s trial on same-sex marriage. It was a powerful reminder that love is love and that equality is a right for all people in our country. The Supreme Court helped to move us forward today.”