Postedon Jun 26, 2013 at 04:15 pm
Today, supporters of the freedom to marry in the United States Congress wasted no time in taking steps toward full and final repeal of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, by reintroducing the Respect for Marriage Act to finish the job.
Postedon Mar 15, 2012 at 08:49 am
It's been one year since the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that would overturn the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), was introduced in Congress and 365 days later, support for ending federal marriage discrimination is at an all-time high. Just this week Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Hansen Clarke (D-MI) and Steve Cohen (D-TN) became the latest members of Congress to sign on as cosponsors of the bill.
Postedon Sep 13, 2011 at 10:25 am
With the addition of Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Rep. Tim Walz (D-RI) as cosponsors to the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill to repeal DOMA has a record number of cosponsors in the House.
Postedon Jul 19, 2011 at 03:01 pm
Today, at 9:45am EST, the first ever congressional hearing on the Respect for Marriage will be held before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Postedon Sep 03, 2010 at 10:30 am
Lambda Legal's Leslie J. Gabel-Brett criticizes President Obama for what some see as a lack of progress on LGBT-related issues.
Postedon Jul 09, 2010 at 11:25 am
On Thursday, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and sponsor of House legislation to fully repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), cheered the federal circuit court decision striking down Section 3 of DOMA, which defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman for the purposes of federal law.
Nadler, the author of the Respect for Marriage Act, which would repeal DOMA, renewed his call for the immediate passage of his legislation.