Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Bill to Overturn DOMA Introduced

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) introduced on Tuesday the Respect for Marriage Act, which would overturn the Defense of Marriage Act, a law Congress passed and President Bill Clinton signed in 1996 that prevents the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages.

At a Capitol Hill press conference, Nadler called the Respect for Marriage Act “the first step to overturning the Defense of Marriage Act and sending that ugly law into the history books where it belongs.”

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1 comment:

Andy Heath at Preston Book said...

I'm so glad the RFMA has been introduced. I just heard about it today. I certainly hope it is able to repeal DOMA, as it was a bigoted and mean-spirited law. I'll be keeping up with this as well.