As a lifelong advocate for civil rights and a supporter of marriage equality, I am thrilled by the Supreme Court’s decisions to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act and uphold Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional.

Our country was founded on the principles of equal opportunity and individual freedoms, and this bold ruling moves us one step closer to realizing the “more perfect union” promised by our founding documents. California now joins with 12 other states in recognizing same sex marriages.

I would like to thank everyone who advocated on behalf of our LGBT brothers and sisters to make this dream a reality, and I congratulate all same sex partners who are now free to fully express their devotion to each other.

Teresa sig