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June 26 2013

Comptroller DiNapoli Statement on US Supreme Court Decision Striking Down Defense of Marriage Act

The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act corrects a grievous wrong that unjustly enshrined discrimination in our nation’s laws. In New York State, we celebrate that everyone has the right to marry whomever we so choose.

For those who have sacrificed and suffered to ensure that this day came to pass, I commend your perseverance. Each one of us deserves equal respect and equal protection under the law.



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