Midlands lawmakers', Chuck Hagel's reactions to the Supreme Court ruling

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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:00 am

WASHINGTON – Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., declined Wednesday to take a position on the merits of the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, a ruling that opens up a host of federal benefits to married gay and lesbian couples.

"Who's to say if it's a good move or a bad move by the court?" Fischer said during her weekly conference call with reporters. "We have a democracy. We have three branches of government. The Supreme Court did its job and ruled that the law was unconstitutional. So now it's, as I said, it's up to the states."

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