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June 26, 2013
Statement from Attorney General Jepsen on
U.S. Supreme Court Decision on DOMA
Attorney General George Jepsen today issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court decision ruling the federal Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional:
“I applaud the Supreme Court for correctly concluding that the Defense of Marriage Act represents an unconstitutional deprivation of equal liberty. Discrimination based on sexual orientation has no place in our society or under our laws.
“Today’s ruling is a victory for legally married same-sex couples in Connecticut and in states across our country who, until now, have been unfairly denied recognition and protection under federal law. Moreover, today’s ruling is a victory for all citizens who value equal rights in our country.”
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