Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California's Proposition 8:
"I applaud the Court's decisions to uphold the constitutionally guaranteed protections and equality to which we are all entitled. Ultimately, government should have no place in the most personal aspects of our lives. Until that day comes, all people must be treated equally under the law. The Supreme Court's ruling is welcome."
After being sworn into Congress in January, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard expressed strong support for the Respect for Marriage Act, which would have repealed DOMA, and co-sponsored the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which protects employees from being fired for their sexual orientation. In addition, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has also encouraged Hawai"i state lawmakers to pass legislation that would ensure fair and equal treatment for all of Hawai"i's citizens.