Jun 26, 2013
DCCC Statement on the Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Equality
DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement after the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality:
“Today’s Supreme Court decision shows how extreme and intolerant House Republicans really are – they’re so out-of-step with Americans that House Republicans voted to waste millions of taxpayer dollars defending a discriminatory law that even a conservative Supreme Court invalidated. The good news is that today’s decisions striking down the Defense of Marriage Act and invalidating California’s Proposition 8 are a tremendous step forward for the equality of all our fellow citizens, whose love and marriages deserve to be recognized by their government like any other couple.
“While we celebrate today’s victory for marriage equality, we also recognize that there are still many obstacles to full equality for all Americans, particularly after the Court put a dagger in the heart of the Voting Rights Act yesterday. House Democrats will stand together against the forces of hate and intolerance that deny some Americans their civil rights – whether it’s employment discrimination or equal access to the vote.”