Costa Statement on DOMA & Prop 8 Decisions

June 26, 2013

Washington, DC-Rep. Jim Costa released the following statement following the Supreme Court decision to strike down section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act and reached a procedural decision on California’s Proposition 8 that would allow same-sex marriages to resume in the state.

“The Supreme Court affirmed what the majority of Americans already know to be true- couples who wish to make a life-long commitment to one another must be treated equally under the law.

“Our Constitution guarantees equal justice for all, and today moves us one step closer to living up to this most basic, sacred value. The Court’s decision sends a clear message that the law of the land protects every American, no matter who they love.”