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Kaine Statement On Supreme Court Decisions Supporting Marriage Equality

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine today released the following statement following the outcomes of Hollingsworth v. Perry and United States v. Windsor at the U.S. Supreme Court:

“Today’s Supreme Court decisions are an enormous victory for thousands of committed couples and their families across the country and a major step toward marriage equality. In ruling the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, the Court has affirmed the principle that every legally married couple has the same right to equal benefits and responsibilities. I stand with same-sex couples and their loved ones in applauding the decision to affirm the equal treatment of all married couples under the law.”