“Today is a great day for America. The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, violates the Constitution’s guarantee of Equal Protection brings our nation one step closer to true equality. Likewise, the Court’s ruling on California’s Prop 8 makes marriage equality a reality for the people of California and sets the stage for marriage equality to become the law of the land. We know today’s victories do not mean an end to Oklahoma’s hateful law that stands in the way of love, nor do they mean an end to other discriminatory laws that target Oklahomans for nothing more than who they love. But these decisions do send a powerful signal to the LGBT community in Oklahoma and their friends and loved ones that change is coming, history will vindicate our struggle, and the day is not far off when we will more fully realize the promise of our Constitution. The ACLU of Oklahoma stands ready with our allies to ensure that day arrives with no delay.”
The above statement is attributable to the Ryan Kiesel, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma. The ACLU of Oklahoma is the Oklahoma affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union.
Edie Windsor, the plaintiff in the successful challenge to DOMA, is represented by a legal team that includes the ACLU.