FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR MARTIN O’MALLEY ON U.S. SUPREME COURT RULINGS ON DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT AND PROP 8
ANNAPOLIS, MD ( – Governor Martin O’Malley released the following statement on today's U.S. Supreme Court rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8:)“Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional as applied to states that recognize equal marriage rights.
“This ruling is a powerful step forward for those who live in states like Maryland. But the Court’s decisions make clear that there is still more work to do as a nation to achieve greater respect for the equal rights and human dignity of all.
“As Marylanders, and as Americans, we ultimately all want the same thing for our children: to live in a loving, stable, committed home protected equally under the law.”