BOZEMAN, Mont. -

The following is a news release from the Office of Senator Jon Tester.

"Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court striking down the federal government's Defense of Marriage Act, which denied federal benefits to same-sex couples legally married under state law:

"The Supreme Court today made the right decision.  The federal government has no place telling Americans who they can love and who they can marry."

Tester affirmed his support for same-sex marriage earlier this year, saying "how Montanans define a family should be their business and their business alone."