Wednesday, July 20, 2011

BREAKING: Obama supports bill to end DOMA

Another baby-step by Obama. I don't understand why he doesn't just come out and say it. I guess there is a difference between saying that he supports treating lawfully wedded people equally vs full marriage equality--you have to somehow get married somewhere first.
The White House on Tuesday publicly supported a bill that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, which the Obama administration has opposed.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled Wednesday to hear testimony about the marriage legislation, the Respect for Marriage Act, introduced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

“The president has long called for the legislative repeal of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act,” White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters. “He is proud to support the Respect for Marriage Act.”

Obama has said he supports efforts to repeal DOMA, calling it a “discriminatory” law that violates the Constitution. “It’s time for us to bring it to an end,” he said at a reception for LGBT pride month in June.

He has yet to publicly support gay marriage.


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