Following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional, U.S. Representative Gary Peters today released the following statement:
"Today marks an important moment for families across Michigan and our country as we take another step closer toward living up to the ideals our nation was founded on - equality, freedom, and justice. No American should be denied the chance to legally marry and raise a family with the one they love and with all the benefits that entails. I was proud to join my colleagues in an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in support of striking down DOMA as unconstitutional. The Supreme Court's decision today ends an era of discrimination, and I will continue to fight for equal rights so that we can say with confidence that America is a place where anyone can have their chance to succeed."