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Congresswoman Nita Lowey's Statement on the Supreme Court's Ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act


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Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland) released the following statement today after the United States Supreme Court ruled Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional:

"Today, the United States Supreme Court upheld one of the bedrock principles of our country: equal treatment under the law.

"This is an exciting day for all of us who believe in equality and justice. Millions of Americans will no longer feel as though our federal government does not value their bond, their commitment, or their family. They and their children will now receive the security and benefits every American deserves.

"While today's decision is an important and historic victory, the fight for true equality will continue until all men and women have equal protection and are free to marry whomever they love, regardless of what state they call home."

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