Hoyer Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Hear Marriage Equality Cases

For Immediate Release:

December 7, 2012

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the Supreme Court's decision to consider legal challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8:

“The history of America is the history of advancing civil rights, and this is the next step in that journey. By hearing these cases, the Supreme Court has the opportunity to ensure that every family is treated equally under the law. I am confident that the Supreme Court will rule that discrimination has no place in this nation, and will further the cause of civil rights for years to come.”

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