Take Action: Tell President Obama to dump DOMA
May 06, 2010 at 02:20 pm
No two ways about it: The so-called "
DOMA excludes same-sex couples from more than a thousand and protections of marriage, including survivor benefits and equal immigration treatment. DOMA even prevents married gay couples from filing joint and pooling resources without being unfairly taxed.
Despite the clear harm that DOMA causes to gay and lesbian families and President Obama's stated support for repealing DOMA, the has issued court briefs defending federal marriage discrimination.
Tell President Obama to uphold his promise to end federal marriage discrimination and dump DOMA:
Today, the in Boston will hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of DOMA. Our partners at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) filed the lawsuit on behalf of seven married same-sex couples and three widowers hurt by DOMA.
From denial of survivor benefits to denial of on a , all of these couples' rights have been violated. Because they were unable to file jointly as married, some were even denied and widower benefits and the payment of .
has filed a motion to dismiss GLAD's lawsuit.
Married same-sex couples should be treated equally, not slapped in the face with a .
Tell President Obama that it's time to live up to his promises and dump DOMA: