Assemblymember Holden’s Statement On Today’s Supreme Court Decision Re: California’s Prop 8 And The Federal DOMA

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

“History was made today.  I commend the Supreme Court for standing up for equality under the law and affirming the rights of Californians to marry the person they love.  I am especially happy for my LGBT friends in California, who are no longer subject to the unfair restrictions of Proposition 8 and now have the same rights and protections as my own marriage.

I applaud the Court’s decision to hold the federal Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, no longer forcing some married couples to be viewed differently under state and federal law. This is a great day for our state, our nation and the values of liberty and equality that we all hold so dear.”