This morning, President Barack Obama took a historic step that will help advance the freedom to marry. On the recommendation of the Attorney General, the President has determined that sexual orientation discrimination should be presumed unconstitutional.
Because of this, the Department of Justice today concluded that the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act” is an unconstitutional and indefensible law.
Each day, DOMA harms thousands of legally married same-sex couples by denying critical federal protections like the ability to sponsor a partner for citizenship, to receive Social Security spousal benefits, and to jointly file federal taxes, among many others.
Today brings us closer to Freedom to Marry's goal of ending this federal discrimination and fully protecting all loving and committed couples and their families.
Join us in thanking President Obama and his administration for taking this important step forward towards ending federal marriage discrimination and fully commit his administration to repealing DOMA once and for all.