Evan Wolfson on Huffington Post: Respect for Marriage Act Introduced in Congress: Time to Dump “DOMA

Evan Wolfson on Huffington Post

September 16, 2009

Yesterday, with impressive support from more than 90 initial co-sponsors, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) introduced a bill in the House of Representatives that would end government acts of discrimination by repealing "DOMA." Congress's passage of the new bill, appropriately named the Respect for Marriage Act, and a signature by a president who has repeatedly pledged support for full repeal of "DOMA," will get the federal government back to treating marriages with respect, rather than destabilizing them. We can give our country the chance to remove the unfair and immoral "gay exception" from federal law. [Link]