The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on same-sex marriage has kept Sen. Richard Blumenthal busy this summer.
The Connecticut senator has held at least two gatherings celebrating the court’s decision overturning a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act and is planning to hold another one on Monday at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.
Monday’s press conference is billed as a “celebration” of the DOMA repeal and its impact on same-sex bi-national couples. Blumenthal is also calling on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to immediately re-open and expedite legal cases of bi-national couples denied the right to live together in the U.S. due to DOMA.
In the days since the June 26 court ruling, Blumenthal held a press conference at Hartford City Hall and a party at Tisane restaurant in Hartford.