Deputy Speaker Wisniewski on the U.S. Supreme Court Rulings on Marriage Equality

June 26, 2013

(TRENTON) - Assembly Deputy Speaker John S. Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) issued the following statement in response to Wednesday's U.S. Supreme Court's rulings on marriage equality:

"Today's court rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California's Proposition 8 are a major step forward in America's inexorable march toward marriage equality.

"With its ruling that DOMA is unconstitutional, the court has reaffirmed our country's commitment to equal rights. Together, these rulings represent a victory for all Americans who believe in marriage equality.

"With the defeat of the DOMA, same sex marriages are now entitled equal treatment under federal law and it becomes even more important that New Jersey join the growing list of states that provide its citizens with full marriage equality."