Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's rulings on the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA):
"It's a historic day. The Supreme Court's ruling is a step forward for the cause of civil rights, affirming that loving, committed couples from all backgrounds deserve to have equal rights under federal law. This ruling is about fairness and respect for all citizens: our friends, family, and neighbors.
"Whether it's the right to adopt children, be free from discrimination, or marry the person you love, these are rights that should be available to all."