Monday, September 7, 2009

DOMA repeal bill to be filed in Congress?

From Unite the Fight:
U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler, who announced in July he would be working on a partial repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), will be ready to circulate his bill to his colleagues to garner support in a matter of weeks, putting the Obama Administration on the spot. .....

At the time he announced his intention to work on repealing the 1996 DOMA, Nadler told the Bay Area Reporter that the repeal would only extend to marriage and not civil unions and domestic partnerships, meaning that only those legally married will receive federal benefits.

Also, the bill looks to only repeal Section 2 of DOMA, which restricts the government from recognizing any marriages other than heterosexual. Section 3 will most likely remain, which allows states to decide whether or not to legalize marriage equality within its borders.

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