Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff release the following statement after the Supreme Court announced it will take up marriage equality this term, hearing both a case stemming from California's Proposition 8 and a case from New York challenging the constitutionality of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act:
"With the Supreme Court’s decision to hear arguments on the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8 which defines marriage as exclusively between a man and a women, I hope we have taken another step towards guaranteeing marriage equality under the law. I hope that the Court upholds the decision by the Court of Appeals, finding that Prop 8 was unconstitutionally discriminatory towards same-sex couples who simply want to exercise their basic human right to marry the person of their choosing. I also hope the Supreme Court strikes down the Defense of Marriage Act, which has prevented many couples from enjoying the full rights of marriage.
"I look forward to the day when the right of any couple to marry is guaranteed everywhere in the nation.”