Congressman Serrano applauded the President for his statement this week supporting same-sex marriage. Serrano said that he looked forward to Americans across the country being able to marry whom they wish, and that he was proud that New York State had already extended these rights to all New Yorkers.
"I fully agree with President Obama in his support for marriage equality," said Congressman Serrano. "His support reflects the changes in our nation, where we now see more than half our citizens support marriage equality. I am proud to see the President come to this new position. Similarly, I was very proud when my home state of New York extended the right last summer. There is simply no reason why any loving couple should be denied the right to marry. I believe that we will soon see this right extended to all American citizens and I will continue to work towards that end."
Congressman Serrano voted to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell, which was signed into law by President Obama in 2010. Serrano is an original co-sponsor of the Respect for Marriage Act, which would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.