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Washington DC- Today U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act: 

“The Supreme Court made the right decision in striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) this morning. 

As a U.S. Senator representing Pennsylvania, I have read many letters written to me by LGBT Pennsylvanians and their families who want nothing more than equal rights under the law.  These letters included deeply personal statements from people across our Commonwealth and had a substantial impact on my decision to support marriage equality.

I believe the Supreme Court’s ruling on DOMA was a critical step in strengthening equal rights for all.”