Tuesday, July 19, 2011

President Obama Endorses Repeal of DOMA

In case you haven’t heard, as US Senate Judiciary Committee testimony is scheduled for tomorrow on DOMA, Obama is endorsing the bill to repeal DOMA.

Introduced by Democratic senators Dianne Feinstein, Patrick Leahy and Kirsten Gillibrand, the Respect of Marriage Act would repeal the law, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman and effectively bans same-sex marriage on a federal level.

While I would expect the Supreme Court to overturn DOMA within a few years, doesn’t it make sense to save everyone the trouble, and help out families who need immediate help, and pass the repeal through the legislature now?

Obama can do even more for full marriage equality by proposing a Marriage Equality Amendment.
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