U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez (CA-46) today released the following statement applauding the Supreme Court's decision to strike down core components of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.
"The two Supreme Court rulings today on same-sex marriage are a significant step forward in allowing all couples who wish to marry, the right to do so.
"Because of this ruling, Proposition 8 is null and void, returning marriage equality to the great state of California. I am proud of the court's decision to uphold what the majority of Californians have long believed to be right.
"While there is still a ways to go toward allowing all couples throughout the United States the right to marry whom they love, the Court's decision today to strike down section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) makes it clear that same sex couples will not be treated like second class citizens. We will not stop until all Americans are treated equally under the law."