Washington, D.C.– Today the Supreme Court of the United States issued concurrent rulings on the cases Hollingsworth v. Perry, regarding California’s Proposition 8, and United States v. Windsor, regarding the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), deferring on grounds of standing on Proposition 8, and finding Section 3 of DOMA (limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples) unconstitutional.
Gregory T. Angelo, Executive Director of Log Cabin Republicans, released the following statement regarding these decisions:
Today’s ruling is a victory of conservative principles and admonishment of government overreach.
Civil marriage strengthens families, supports stability, and allows greater opportunity for couples to live without the crutch of government assistance, and now with Section 3 of DOMA rightly relegated to the dustbin of history, same-sex couples in civil marriage partnerships in those states that allow it can engage in the full spectrum of federal rights previously denied them.
Log Cabin Republicans thanks our allies and advocates around the country for their efforts, with special recognition to Republican Ted Olson, whose persuasive argument against Proposition 8 has cemented his legacy as a conservative hero on the right side of history, regardless of the scope of today’s ruling. Now the fight continues in the states, and Log Cabin Republicans will continue to be on the front lines to take the conservative case for marriage to Republicans across the nation. History is on our side, and the wind is at our backs. We’re not done yet — not by a long shot.