Respect for Marriage Act reintroduced in the U.S. Congress with record support

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.

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One year after introduction, DOMA repeal bill keeps gaining new cosponsors

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.

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Federal update: Record number of Respect for Marriage Act cosponsors

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.

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Senate hearing scheduled on the Respect for Marriage Act

Today, at 9:45am EST, the first ever congressional hearing on the Respect for Marriage will be held before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Poll: Majority of Americans Oppose DOMA

The survey also found that a majority are against the decision by the House GOP leadership to defend the law in court, now that the Obama administration won't.

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Leslie Gabel-Brett: Obama Stand Does Gay Americans No Favors

Lambda Legal's Leslie J. Gabel-Brett criticizes President Obama for what some see as a lack of progress on LGBT-related issues.

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NY Congressman Jerrold Nadler hails federal court ruling against DOMA

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.

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DOMA’s deserted isle

As President Obama further extends federal-employee benefits to same-sex partners, one of the world's most isolated spots grabs a moment of notoriety.

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