Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the United States Supreme Court ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional. Loebsack was the first member of the Iowa delegation to sign on to the Respect for Marriage Act, which would repeal DOMA.
"Today is a great day for equality and marriage," said Loebsack. "I am pleased the Supreme Court took two important steps towards ending discrimination. The decision today reaffirms nationwide what we Iowans already know-- that love knows no bounds and all couples should have the same rights as their neighbors."