From the office of U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski:
MIKULSKI STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT’S DECISION TO RULE DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT UNCONSTITUTIONAL
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) today released the following statement after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA):
“I applaud the U.S. Supreme Court for striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Today, they affirmed that all Americans, regardless of sexual orientation, are entitled to equal protection under the law.
“As we continue to respect the legal rights of all American citizens, we must remain respectful of the beliefs of religious organizations and their desire to recognize same sex unions.
“To those who have fought tirelessly for their constitutional rights, as well as their families, friends, and supporters, I congratulate you on your victory. I am proud to see the day that marriage equality becomes the law of the land, and not just in my home state of Maryland.”