Freedom to Serve, Freedom to Marry (with more videos)

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Freedom to Serve, Freedom to Marry is a joint campaign by Freedom to Marry and OutServe-SLDN to highlight the stories of military families harmed by DOMA. Watch and share this video illustrating how DOMA hurts gay military families.

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Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

DOMA unfairly denies married same-sex couples the 1,138+ federal protections and responsibilities that the government provides to other married people, dividing Americans into first-class and second-class citizens, with first-class and second-class marriages. 

Unlike all other married couples, same-sex married couples are denied such important protections as Social Security survivor benefits, immigration rights, family and medical leave, and the ability to pool resources as a family without unfair taxation. 

Find out more about how DOMA harms same-sex couples and their families: 

How DOMA Affects Military Families

How DOMA Affects Military Families

Gay and lesbian service members risk their lives to protect ours while their families are denied the critical protections of marriage because of DOMA.

DOMA prevents the federal government from respecting the legal marriages of same-sex couples and forces the military to treat married gay and lesbian service members and veterans and their families differently than it treats all other service members and their families.

Find out more about how DOMA harms same-sex couples and their families:

Sign the Petition

The so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) forces the military to treat married gay and lesbian service members and veterans and their families differently than it treats all other married service members and their families. Please end this discriminatory and unequal treatment of our service members and veterans by repealing DOMA.

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