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Obama Administration: File Amicus Brief Against Prop 8 & Reassert Unconstitutionality of DOMA
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Obama Administration: File Amicus Brief Against Prop 8 & Reassert Unconstitutionality of DOMA

    1. Petition by

      Gay Marriage USA

"We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths – that all of us are created equal – is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall." (President Barack Obama)

Converting Words into Action

In his inaugration speech 1/21/13, President Obama draw attention to the inequality still experienced by LGBT people in the USA. In March 2013, same-sex marriage will come under national spotlight in 2 cases before the US Supreme Court. We urge the Obama Administration to file an amicus brief opposing Proposition 8 and to continue to strongly assert the unconstitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. Both Prop 8 and DOMA continue to cause significant distress to the lives of millions of LGBT people with the denial of equal marriage rights to same-sex couples. President Obama has a tremendous opportunity to ACT on the beautiful words he expressed on 1/21/13 and we urge his administration to proceed with the aformentioned two actions. Please sign & share this petition to share your VOICE in this request.

Reference Materials

"Beyond Mr. Obama's Inuagural Message on Gay Rights" (via NY Times, 1/27/13)

"Lawyers in Gay Marriage Cases Aim Pitches at Obama" (via Chicago Tribune, 1/27/13)

"Amicus Brief: U.S. Supreme Court Does Not Have Authority to Rule on DOMA" (via LGBTQ Nation, 1/24/13)

"Obama Makes Historic Call for Equality, But Maintains Marriage as State Issue" (via Metro Weekly, 1/22/13)

"Does Obama Think Laws Banning Gay Couples From Marrying Are Constitutional?" (via Buzzfeed, 1/22/13)

"How Obama Can Convert Words About Gay Marriage Into Action" (via Washington Post, 1/22/13)

"Ted Olson Urges Obama to File Brief for Prop 8, DOMA Cases at Supreme Court" (via America Blog, 12/9/12)

"Prop 8 Attorneys Confident Court Will Strike Down Marriage Ban" (via Washington Blade, 12/9/12)

"Supreme Court To Hear Gay Marriage Cases" (via Politico, 12/7/12)

"Prop 8 and DOMA: The Amicus Brief and the Primacy of Law" (via Towleroad, 11/9/11)

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Obama Administration: File Amicus Brief Against Prop 8 & Reassert Unconstitutionality of DOMA

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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 5,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Matthew Kalish LANCASTER, CA
      • about 1 year ago


    • marie richardson ACWORTH, GA
      • about 1 year ago

      DOMA is unconstitutional. Marriage is a human right.

    • Christopher Loza WESTFIELD, NJ
      • about 1 year ago

      To support equality.

    • Nancy Piatt VICTORIA, KS
      • about 1 year ago

      I believe all adults should have the same rights in the eyes of the law and government and to not allow gays to exercise their right to marry is a violation of their civil rights.

    • Alice Kesler RIVERVIEW, FL
      • over 1 year ago

      They deserve the same rights as any male and female marriage.


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