Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New Federal Bill Will Kill DOMA

Today the Senate will hold the first hearing on The
Respect for Marriage Act which will repeal DOMA
(Defense of Marriage Act). This bill will finally grant
our LGBT community access to federal rights &
protections that come with marriage in a state where
gay marriages is legal. “The president has long called
for a legislative repeal of the so-called Defense of
Marriage Act, which continues to have a real impact
on the lives of real people --our families, friends &
neighbors,” said Jay Carney, White House press
secretary. “He is proud to support The Respect for
Marriage Act, introduced by Senator Feinstein &
Congressman Nadler, which would take DOMA off
the books once & for all. This legislation would
uphold the principle that the federal government
should not deny gay & lesbian couples the same
rights & legal protections as straight couples.”
Of course this is great news but we're looking at
years before it goes into effect if passed. Just look
at how long we continue to wait for Don’t Ask,
Don’t Tell to be certified after its December repeal.
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Anonymous Joe Solmonese said...

We thank President Obama for his support of the Respect for Marriage Act. He has repeatedly expressed his desire to see the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act repealed and his Justice Department has taken the historic step of ending its defense of that odious law in court. By supporting this legislation, the President continues to demonstrate his commitment to ending federal discrimination against tens of thousands of lawfully married same-gender couples.

Joe Solmonese President of Human Rights Campaign

July 20, 2011 at 7:06 AM  

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