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Polis Reacts to Supreme Court Marriage Decisions

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Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) was present today outside the Supreme Court of the United States to hear the decisions as it relates to marriage rights for same-sex couples in United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry. In Windsor, a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) the Equality Caucus praised the Supreme Court's finding that DOMA violates the rights of married same-sex couples and is unconstitutional. In Perry, a challenge to California's Proposition 8 that banned same-sex marriage, the Equality Caucus applauded the Supreme Court returning marriage equality to California.

Rep. Polis issued the following statement:

"Today's decision was a tremendous victory for the Country and has brought us one step closer to equality under the law for LGBT people and families," said Rep. Jared Polis. "The Supreme Court, in striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), affirmed the love and commitment of married gay and lesbian couples around the country. But there is still more work to do and we must use the strength of this momentum to ensure that all LGBT people and families in Colorado and throughout the country are treated equally under the law and have a fair shot at the American Dream."


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