June 26, 2013

National reaction to court ruling on marriage provision

The Associated Press

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"The U.S. Supreme Court's decision today puts the court on the right side of history. DOMA is unjust, un-American, and out of step with the values of our country." — Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va.

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"The Supreme Court bent the arc of history once again toward justice. The court placed itself on the right side of history by discarding Section 3 of the defenseless Defense of Marriage Act and by allowing marriage equality for all families in California. The highest court in the land reaffirmed the promise inscribed into its walls: 'equal justice under law.'" — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

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"Today's rulings advance civil marriage equality, but they should also serve as a call for Christians to embrace religious marriage equality. Countless faithful Christians have lived out their lives in committed same-sex relationships, and we have seen the fruits of their fidelity in our families, our congregations and our communities. If we use this historic moment to see more clearly how their faithfulness contributes to the common good, we will better be able to walk with our LGBT sisters and brothers as an act of Christian faith." — Rev. Gary Hall, dean of Washington National Cathedral.

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"We still have a long way to go, as far as marriage equality throughout the country, but as a military spouse it is a great day to be an American." — Ashley Broadway, a mother of two small children and married to Lt. Col. Heather Mack, stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

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