Statement from Progress Michigan on Supreme Court Ruling So-Called “Defense of Marriage Act” Unconstitutional

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Contact: Jessica Tramontana, 517-974-6302

Statement from Progress Michigan on Supreme Court Ruling So-Called “Defense of Marriage Act” Unconstitutional

LANSING – Progress Michigan issued the following statement on the Supreme Court ruling the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional:

“Today is a long-overdue victory for LGBT families who will no longer face federally-enforced discrimination because of who they love,” said Jessica Tramontana with Progress Michigan. “Now it’s time for Lansing politicians like Bill Schuette to get on board, and stop wasting our tax dollars defending unconstitutional, hateful legislation. No American citizen should have to wait for equality, and history will harshly judge those who treat government as a tool they can wield to enforce their personal bigotry.”

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BACKGROUND:

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette signed on to an amicus brief arguing DOMA should be upheld because marriage rights should only be extended to couples with “procreative capacity.”

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