Partner of First Woman in Space deserves better.
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Partner of First Woman in Space deserves better.

    1. Ben Nanna
    2. Petition by

      Ben Nanna

      NJ

Former NASA astronaut Sally Ride passed away, Monday, July 23, after her battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was the first American woman in space, and is survived by her partner of 27 years, Tam O’Shaughnessy.

Tam will not receive Federal Benefits because DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) prevents it.

Sally is a pioneer. The love she shared with Tam should be treated with similar respect and dignity.

Selective celebration of Ride's achievements is an egregious disservice to her Astronomical contribution and social influence.

Organized prejudice is messing with the wrong American and World Hero, and should not be tolerated.

Tam deserves better. Tell the US Government to give Tam her rights and abolish DOMA.

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    1. Over 100 signatures reached!

      Ben Nanna
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you all for seeing the validity in this. Continue to spread the word and encourage others to sign. Sally and Tam could be the tipping point for the total abolition of DOMA.

      Help make them luminaries of equality.

    2. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Patricia Day INVERNESS, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      We need to recognize civil unions!

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    • Kyo Chiozo SãO PAULO, BRAZIL
      • about 2 years ago

      Contrarily to what you politicians may believe, "rights" is different from money. You don't have to take away from someone to give to another.

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    • Amanda Fountain NEW CASTLE, DE
      • about 2 years ago

      LOVE is LOVE.

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    • Jami Hupe FISHERS, IN
      • about 2 years ago

      It is unfair.

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    • Nicole Jenkins RUNCORN, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      Gay people deserve the same rights as everybody else.

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