Rep. Antonio Applauds High Court's Ruling
Civil rights protected in decisions

COLUMBUS- State Rep. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) released the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled this week on two historical cases that affect the rights of families. The court used its final day of the term to rule the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and dismissed the Proposition 8 case on standing. 

 “I share the celebration of the SCOTUS decision. Our relationships matter,” said Rep. Antonio. “This decision paves the way for marriage equality-something I hope is possible for my partner of 19 years, Jean Kosmac and I to experience in our lifetime.”

 Ultimately these rulings will give legally married, same-sex couples rights and benefits recognized by the federal government as all other marriages enjoy.  Proposition 8 did not have standing and will allow marriage between same-sex couples in the state of California.

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