Adam Polaski

White House Response to NY Marriage

Filed By Adam Polaski | June 25, 2011 8:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Quote of the Day
Tags: Barack Obama, marriage equality, New York, states' rights, White House

"The President has long believed that gay and lesbian couples deserve the same rights and legal protections as straight couples. That's why he has called for repeal of the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act" and determined that his Administration would no longer defend the constitutionality of DOMA in the courts. The states should determine for themselves how best to uphold the rights of their own citizens. The process in New York worked just as it should."

- The White House's statement to The Huffington Post after passage of the marriage equality bill.


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