Overturning “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was a big victory for equality, but there's still so far we have yet to go.
Every American should be able to marry the person they love. Yet in 1996, the so-called Defense of Marriage Act codified the discriminatory notion that marriage is only between a man and a woman. DOMA denies same-sex couples the basic privileges enjoyed by straight couples, and prevents state-approved legal marriages from being recognized across the country.
This is wrong. If we are to achieve full marriage equality for all, Congress must repeal DOMA now.
A couple of months ago, President Obama ordered the Justice Department to stop defending DOMA in federal court. This is a huge step, but the fact is that as long as DOMA remains on the books it will continue to be enforced until Congress repeals it legislatively.
Sign today and join Senator Gillibrand in telling Congress to allow all loving couples to enjoy the rights and privileges of marriage.
I add my voice to Senator Gillibrand’s call to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act to allow all loving couples to enjoy the rights and privileges of marriage.
It’s time to bring an end to this discriminatory and unconstitutional law.