Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Here we go: Next steps to repeal DOMA start tomorrow on Capitol Hill

From House Judiciary Committee Chair Patrick Leahy:
Tomorrow, the fight to repeal DOMA will reach a critical juncture.

That’s when the Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on the Respect for Marriage Act, our legislation to ensure that the federal government recognizes all state-sanctioned marriages, including gay and lesbian couples.

The Committee will also consider amendments to the legislation -- changes that could strengthen the bill, as well as some that threaten to weaken it.

Forward this information to your friends and family and ask them to join you in urging Congress to support a strong Respect for Marriage Act that ends the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) once and for all.

We must end the federal government’s discrimination against same-sex couples and its interference with states that want to marry same-sex couples.

The Respect for Marriage Act would move us much closer to those ends, but we still face several legislative hurdles to get it passed.

I’ll need your help every step of the way to finally repeal DOMA.

Thanks for making your voice heard, and letting Congress know you won’t accept half-measures or delay.

Thank you,
Patrick Leahy
U.S. Senator

1 comment:

Jim said...

Done and also posted on my facebook wall.