Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Reactions to DOMA Decision: Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano

They just keep rolling in after today's historic decision!

Here's what Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano had to say, “I applaud today’s Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor holding that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. This discriminatory law denied thousands of legally married same-sex couples many important federal benefits, including immigration benefits. I am pleased the Court agreed with the Administration’s position that DOMA’s restrictions violate the Constitution. Working with our federal partners, including the Department of Justice, we will implement today's decision so that all married couples will be treated equally and fairly in the administration of our immigration laws."