SAN MATEO, CA - Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) issued the following statement today in response to the three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional:

“Today’s ruling that California’s divisive Proposition 8 is unconstitutional needs to be replicated by the U.S. Supreme Court so that people who love each other may marry. This is one very important step closer to true equality in this country.”