LJ Light - La Jolla’s Scott Peters responds to Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8 (read more here).
“It is a significant day for the American ideals of equality and fairness,” Congressman Peters said. “I am proud to stand with the LGBT community as all Americans can celebrate this news.
“With the ruling in the Proposition 8 case, Californians will now be able to marry the person who they love. This is a reaffirmation of the loving commitments that LGBT Californians are already sharing across our state.
“Further, I am glad that the Supreme Court has announced what we already knew — that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. It makes clear that all couples and families are to be treated equally under the eyes of the law. It is about time we move beyond division and discrimination and instead work toward ensuring the equal rights guaranteed to all citizens under the Constitution.”
Peters serves the 52nd District of California which covers much of central San Diego County including La Jolla, Poway, Coronado, and large portions of the City of San Diego. He is a member of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus and is a past board member of The Center, San Diego’s LGBT Community Center.
Read about Peters’ recent visit with the La Jolla Light editorial board here.