WASHINGTON, D.C. (WXOW)—Senator Tammy Baldwin sat in on Wednesday's U.S. Supreme Court hearing on the Defense of Marriage Act.
She said it was an amazing opportunity to sit in on such a historic case.
Sen. Baldwin said the hearing was a mix of serious discussion and light hearted banter between Supreme Court Justices.
But, she thought a good case was made that the Defense of Marriage Act violates the equal protection clause of the constitution.
"What I think it means is we have nine states that recognize marriage in same sex couples," Baldwin said. "But the federal government discriminates against those couples and I believe that's wrong and I believe a lot has changed since DOMA was first passed in 1996."
She hopes the U.S. Supreme Court makes a decision that will move the nation toward more equality.
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