For Immediate Release - June 26, 2013

STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR PATRICK ON TODAY'S SUPREME COURT RULINGS

BOSTON – Wednesday, June 26, 2013 – Governor Deval Patrick today released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8:

“By affirming the principle that people come before their government as equals, today's Supreme Court decision striking down DOMA is a win for the American people. I applaud the Court's decision on Prop 8 in California as well. Freedom includes keeping government out of people’s most personal and intimate choices, and affirming human dignity. Today's decisions do that.”

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