The Time to Speak Up for Marriage is Now!

The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill yesterday calling for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and even though it is not expected to pass any time soon, experts say some parties within Congress may try to attach it as an amendment to the upcoming Department of Defense Authorization Bill in order to ram it through Congress.

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Obama Supports New Bill To Repeal DOMA and Allow Same-Sex Marriage

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalisat 

President Barack Obama has thrown his support behind the Respect for Marriage Act, being introduced in Congress today, which willrepeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and allow same-sex couples the same rights and legal protections as heterosexual couples.

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Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Repeal DOMA

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

A group of House Democrats have introduced legislation aimed at overturning the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which denies recognition of gay marriage and gives states the right to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.

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