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May 31, 2012

Velazquez on Defense of Marriage Act Court Ruling


Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) commented today on the federal appeals court ruling finding elements of the Defense of Marriage Act to be unconstitutional:
           
“Today’s ruling is yet another important milestone in our journey toward a more perfect union.  The Court’s ruling makes clear that the time for repealing the Defense of Marriage Act is long past due.  This backward thinking, discriminatory law remains a barrier to justice and should be eliminated.” 

           

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