Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today hailed the Supreme Court's decisions striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and allowing a lower court ruling to stand which strikes down California's Proposition 8:
"This is a day to celebrate, and for everyone to tell their grandchildren about. These decisions are giant steps forward on the inevitable path toward legalizing marriage equality nationwide and extending federal benefits to all.
"But much work remains; there are still tens of thousands more American couples who live in states where they are treated as second-class citizens. Our country is stronger when all families are respected and supported, and when we all recognize love is love."