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​Madison – Today, State Sen. Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement regarding two historic rulings by the United States Supreme Court that both nullified the federal law that defined marriage as solely for opposite sex couples (DOMA), and also issued a ruling permitting marriage equality in California.

“For all of us who have long fought for equality, this is a landmark day. I am humbled that each day it appears more and more of our family, friends, and neighbors across this land accept that the benefits and responsibilities of marriage should be available to all couples. The court’s ruling adds to our hopes that someday all Americans, gay or straight, will be held equal before the law,” said Carpenter.