Mayor's Office

Press Release

Mayor Annise Parker Issues Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Defense of Marriage Act



June 26, 2013 -- I applaud the Supreme Court's historic decision regarding the Defense of Marriage Act. The desire to legally affirm and protect loving relationships and families is fundamental and one that the American people increasingly understand and support. The Court's decision strikes down an inequality that has prevented legally married same-sex couples from enjoying the same rights as other married couples. Today we take a huge step forward, but this fight is not over. It is my hope that the decision leads to greater acceptance and tolerance and ultimately to full equality.