Respect for Marriage Act (RMA) Introduced

The Advocate
September 15, 2009
Congressman Jerrold Nadler of New York -- flanked by out Representatives Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin and Jared Polis of Colorado along with a wide swath of seasoned LGBT groups and advocates including Evan Wolfson of Freedom to Marry -- held a press conference Tuesday to announce the introduction of the Respect for Marriage Act, legislation co-sponsored by 91 members of the House, that would fully repeal of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. Former president Bill Clinton sent a statement in support of repealing DOMA, passed under his watch, to be read at the event. [Link]