How You Can Thank President Obama for Doing the Right Thing on DOMA
Feb 24, 2011 at 09:18 am
Yesterday President Obama took a historic step that will help advance the freedom to marry. On the recommendation of the Attorney General, the President determined that sexual orientation discrimination should be presumed unconstitutional.
Because of this, the Department of Justice today concluded that the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act" is an unconstitutional and indefensible law.
As litigation challenging federal discrimination has unfolded, Freedom to Marry called on the President to protect same-sex couples and their families by applying heightened scrutiny against sexual orientation discrimination.
To join Freedom to Marry President Evan Wolfson in thanking President Obama for refusing to defend this discriminatory law, click here:
The President's decision didn't happen overnight. It was the result of thousands of marriage supporters who have shared your stories, made phone calls, and sent e-mails demonstrating the harm that DOMA inflicts on families.
Until pending federal cases shake out, or Congress takes action, DOMA will still be in effect, but the President and the Justice Department are now on the right side of history, standing against anti-gay discrimination.
This brings us closer to Freedom to Marry's goal of ending federal marriage discrimination and fully protecting all loving and committed couples and their families.
Join Evan Wolfson in thanking President Obama for taking this crucial step towards ending the exclusion of gay and lesbian couples from marriage.
We still have a long way to go, but thanks to the help of our great supporters, we're closer to victory.