Klobuchar attended signing ceremony at White House this afternoon

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) released the statement below after the Respect for Marriage Act, bipartisan legislation to protect marriage equality, was signed into law. Klobuchar attended a signing ceremony for the bill at the White House this afternoon. 

“This landmark, bipartisan legislation ensures that the dignity of all marriages will be equally recognized and respected. Same-sex married couples deserve the legal certainty that their rights and freedoms will be protected under the law. Now that this bill has been signed into law, we’re taking an important step forward to ensure that no American is discriminated against because of who they love.” 

The Respect for Marriage Act, which passed the Senate with strong bipartisan support last month, requires that states respect same-sex marriages legally entered into in other states, and ensure that all married couples enjoy equal treatment under federal law.