President Barack Obama made a phone call from Air Force One Wednesday congratulating Edie Windsor, the plaintiff in the Defense Of Marriage Supreme Court case, on her victory earlier today, according to White House press secretary Jay Carney.
Obama remarked how fitting it was that this “historic ruling should come today, just 10 years after the Court struck down laws making same-sex relationships illegal in Lawrence v. Texas,” Carney said.
The president already issued a statement earlier today applauding the court for righting the “wrong” of DOMA.
When a reporter on the plane en route to Senegal asked if Obama reacted to news of the court’s decisions with a fist pump, Carney only said that the president was “obviously pleased.”
The White House released this photo on its Twitter account of Obama making the call to Windsor.
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