Hoeven Statement In Response to Supreme Court Decision on the Defense of Marriage Act

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision striking down parts of the Defense of Marriage Act:

“While it doesn’t directly affect North Dakota, I’m concerned about today’s decision by the Supreme Court because it weakened the Defense of Marriage Act. I continue to support and believe that marriage is a unique institution, a union between a man and a woman."