Senator Murkowski’s Response to SCOTUS Ruling

Senator Murkowski from Alaska, one of the few Republicans to support gay marriage, released the following statement to the SCOTUS ruling of DOMA stating, “I welcome today’s Supreme Court decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act because the federal government should empower households, respect the decisions of states and otherwise get out of the way.  This ruling represents victories for states’ rights and equal treatment under the law.”