06/26/2013 02:30 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Today's DOMA Ruling Is A Step Toward Justice – Now States Must Pick Up The Fight

In his first inaugural address, Thomas Jefferson articulated a bedrock principle of our constitutional democracy. In America, he said:

"All … will bear in mind this sacred principle: that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect and to violate would be oppression."

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