Sen. Baldwin responds to Supreme Court gay marriage action

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WITI) -- Wisconsin Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin responded to the Supreme Court's announcement on Wednesday morning, June 26th that the DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) is unconstitutional -- thereby allowing same-sex couples that were married in a state that allows same-sex marriage to receive federal benefits.

Baldwin is the first openly gay United States Senator.

In a statement released Wednesday, Baldwin said:

“While this is a huge step forward for our country, the fight to make America more equal does not end with a Supreme Court decision. There is more work to be done to fulfill the promise of freedom and equality for all – in which America becomes a place where every family’s love and commitment can be recognized and respected under the law.”