Monday, June 24, 2013
Defense of Marriage Act Repeal
Why is this change necessary? There are 1138 federal benefits that are tied to married couples. If DOMA were overturned these federal benefits would be provided to gay couples in states, like Maryland, that have marriage equality laws. Marriage is defined by the states and in every case where states differ on defining marriage the federal government follows the state laws in regards to providing federal benefits----except with same sex marriage because of DOMA.
Let's hope history is made this week.
Posted by duanestclair at 4:30 AM