AUSTIN, Texas -

Texas Sen. Carlos Uresti of San Antonio issued the following statement on Wednesday's DOMA ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court:

"By striking down DOMA, the high court affirmed the basic American concept that freedom for all isn't possible without equality. The nation will no doubt remain divided on the issue of homosexuality, but the high court ruled correctly that it cannot be the object of discrimination or the basis for denying fundamental human rights."