- The US Goverment and the President
The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) defines marriage as “the legal union of one man and one woman for federal and inter-state recognition purposes in the United States”.
Among other inequalities, bi-national same-sex couples are kept from legally living in the United States by DOMA's section 3, which prevents one spouse from sponsoring the other for a green card.
Section 3 of DOMA (which includes immigration) has been found unconstitutional in eight federal courts, including the First and Second Circuit Court of Appeals, but this is not enough. We demand equality for same-sex couples as promised in the Declaration of Independence that,
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men (and women) are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness”.
Please help us attain the goal of overturning DOMA by signing this petition.