Today’s historic Supreme Court decision striking down DOMA advances the cause of equal opportunity for all Americans. Here in our region, many families, friends and neighbors will benefit directly, as will countless others across the nation.

At the same time, though, it is clear that there is still work to be done to achieve equal opportunity for all Americans.

I am proud to support marriage equality, and it is now more important than ever for leaders at all levels of government to commit themselves to greater inclusion.