Rep. Sanchez Issues Statement on Today’s Supreme Court Rulings



WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez (CA-46) today released the following statement applauding the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down core components of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.

“The two Supreme Court rulings today on same-sex marriage are a significant step forward in allowing all couples who wish to marry, the right to do so.

“Because of this ruling, Proposition 8 is null and void, returning marriage equality to the great state of California. I am proud of the court’s decision to uphold what the majority of Californians have long believed to be right.

“While there is still a ways to go toward allowing all couples throughout the United States the right to marry whom they love, the Court’s decision today to strike down section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) makes it clear that same sex couples will not be treated like second class citizens. We will not stop until all Americans are treated equally under the law. ‘”

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez is proud to represent California’s 46th Congressional District, which includes the cities of Anaheim, Santa Ana, and parts of the cities of Garden Grove and Orange in Orange County.  She serves as Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces and the second ranked Democrat on the Committee on Homeland Security. Rep. Sanchez is also a member of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition and sits on the bipartisan, bicameral Joint Economic Committee.