Singer Rufus Wainwright says his husband Jorn Weisbrodt is “very happy” about this week's ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Wainwright and Weisbrodt, who are raising their daughter Viva Katherine Wainwright, married last year in New York.

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court gutted the section of DOMA that prohibited federal agencies from recognizing the legal marriages of gay and lesbian couples.

“My husband is very happy” about the ruling, Wainwright said during an appearance on HuffPost Live. “Because he's German. And so down the line, you know, he will be able to become an American citizen.”

However, Wainwright said that he saw the ruling as “bittersweet” when viewed alongside Tuesday's decision striking down a key part of the landmark Voting Rights Act.

“But I am very, very happy about [the DOMA decision],” he added. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)