U.S. Senator Mark Begich is celebrating today’s Supreme Court decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), finding it unconstitutional.
Sen. Begich, like Murkowski, called the decision “a victory for individual rights and Alaskans who are fed up of government intrusion.”
He said DOMA was discriminatory, and that he believes “same sex couples should be able to marry and have the same rights, benefits, privileges and responsibilities as any other married couple.”
Begich said the country still has a long way to go, but today is a step in telling the government to “step aside, leave the decision to states and churches, and stay out of our private lives and daily business.”