Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Congress Moves Against DOMA

Democrats in both the House & Senate will mount an attack
on the Defense of Marriage Act armed with a new poll showing
that most Americans are behind them. The legislative move
comes a day after a interest-group-sponsored poll was released
revealing that 51 % of voters oppose DOMA while just 34 %
favor it. The poll, a collaboration of the Human Rights Campaign
(HRC) & Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, also showed that
54 % oppose an effort by House Republicans to defend the law
from numerous legal challenges; only 32 % support it.
President Obama announced last month they would no longer
defend DOMA in court where Section 3 of DOMA that addresses
federal rights & benefits was found unconstitutional.
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Anonymous Joe Solmonese said...

The debate over DOMA isn’t about whether you favor marriage equality, it’s about whether the government can pick and choose which marriages they like, and which they don’t. With five states and D.C. granting marriage licenses to same-gender couples, it’s time the federal government stop playing favorites and instead create an equal playing field for all families.
When it comes to defending DOMA, House Republicans are wrong on the policy and wrong on the politics. It’s mind boggling that Republican leaders would so misread the tea leaves in their urgent effort to score some cheap and temporary political points.

Joe Solmonese is President of HRC

March 16, 2011 at 10:57 AM  

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