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Posted: Jun 26 2013 10:59AM
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Speaker Thissen statement on United States Supreme Court ruling that DOMA is unconstitutional


Saint Paul, Minnesota – Speaker Paul Thissen released this statement following the historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act – the law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage in states – is unconstitutional.

“Today the Supreme Court came to the same conclusion that we did in Minnesota just last month – that every person, regardless of sexual orientation, should be free to marry the person they love. The Court's decision is a victory for freedom, equality and the pursuit of happiness for all Americans.

Minnesota is now squarely on the right side of history and I am proud of the role we played - Democrats and Republicans alike - in bending the long arc of the moral universe towards justice.”

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