BOZEMAN, Mont. -

Republican Congressman Steve Daines released a statement Wednesday saying he was disappointed by the Supreme Court's decision on the Defense of Marriage Act.

The statement below was provided by Congressman Daine's office.

Daines says, "I am disappointed by the Supreme Court's ruling today. Marriage, as the union of one man and one woman, matters for our children, and I remain a strong believer in defending the family.

While I do not agree with the Court's ruling concerning the application of federal benefits, I am encouraged that the Court did not rule against states' rights, ensuring that the voice of the people, not a ruling from a court, is the driving force behind marriage laws in Montana and the other states."