Sen. Deb Fischer says she believes the Supreme Court handed down limited rulings on same-sex marriage today.
The court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and upheld the right of same-sex couples to marry in California.
Fischer says ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act shouldn’t have an effect on Nebraska law.
“People who are married in states that allow same-sex marriage are entitled to federal benefits,” Fischer tells Nebraska reporters during a conference call. “We have a constitutional ban of same-sex marriage in the state of Nebraska. That still stands.”
Fischer doesn’t believe the rulings handed down today will have an impact on Nebraska law.
Fischer declines to criticize the Supreme Court rulings. She won’t praise them, either.
“Who’s to say if it’s a good more or a bad move by the court. We have a democracy. We have three branches of government. The Supreme Court did its job and ruled that the law is unconstitutional,” Fischer says. “So, now it’s up to the states.”
AUDIO: Sen. Deb Fischer reacts to the Supreme Court same-sex rulings. [:50]