“This is an amazing day for marriage equality and love. The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act is long overdue, and I could not be prouder. With this decision, the Court brought our nation one step closer to realizing our Constitution’s promise of equality for all Americans.
“As a Californian, I’m proud to welcome marriage equality back to our great state! This ruling on Proposition 8 gives certainty to Californians all across the state who can now get married and know that they are protected and recognized. This is a great step forward for equal justice under the law.”
“As a founding member of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, I know that these decisions create a fairer and better nation. I know that we are stronger when all of our families are respected and supported. By these decisions, the Court has ensured that gay and lesbian married couples are fully and wholly recognized by their government and that they and their children are fully respected and embraced.
“However, there are still places in this country where discrimination stands, where hatred breeds fear, and we must make certain that everyone across America has these protections, and I will continue to fight in Congress for equality until we achieve exactly that.”
Congresswoman Lee is a founding member of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus. She is proud to stand with the caucus and ensure that every American is treated equally under the law, no matter their race, sex, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.