Assemblyman Tim Eustace applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Wednesday to strike down the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. Eustace was one of the prime sponsors of New Jersey’s marriage quality act, which was vetoed by Gov. Christie last year.
“Today’s decision is an enormous step forward in the fight for true equality. Essentially the Supreme Court has affirmed that all men and women are created equal and should be treated accordingly regardless of whom they love.
“This is also a tremendous personal victory for me. For the first time in the 30 years my partner and I have been together and have raised a family, we no longer live in a vacuum in the eyes of our government.
“The only thing standing in the way of true victory now is for our state to finally recognize that separate but equal is not truly equal.
“For the thousands of same-sex couples and their families still struggling for equality in their states, including New Jersey, I hope this will serve as a beacon of hope that eventually justice will prevail,” said Eustace.