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Bonamici: DOMA and Proposition 8 Decisions are Another Leap Toward Equal Rights

June 26, 2013
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decisions in Hollingsworth v. Perry and United States v. Windsor.

“The decisions striking down the Defense of Marriage Act and leaving in place the District Court’s ruling against California’s Proposition 8 represent a historic moment for America and another leap toward equal rights for all Americans regardless of sexual orientation. Discrimination is no longer enshrined in our federal laws. As a nation, we have finally arrived at the obvious conclusion that the validity of a marriage is not subject to popular vote, but instead guaranteed as a matter of right. Love and commitment have prevailed over discrimination."