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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published May 09, 2012

STATEMENT BY U.S. SENATOR BEN CARDIN ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S ANNOUNCEMENT THAT HE SUPPORTS MARRIAGE EQUALITY



WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) release the following statement about President Obama’s announcement that he supports same-sex marriage.  Senator Cardin has co-sponsored legislation that would repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which denies federal benefits to same-sex couples.
 
“Same-sex couples deserve the same rights and benefits as heterosexual couples. President Obama's position is consistent with the recently passed law in Maryland, and I applaud him for taking this step forward.”