Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Respect for Marriage Act: hearing July 20

The Respect for Marriage Act would repeal DOMA. As the Prop8 Trial Tracker tells us,
Sens. Bingaman and Udall have signed on as co-sponsors of the Respect for Marriage Act, sponsored by Sen. Feinstein, which would repeal DOMA. ...This brings the total number of co-sponsors to 28 and the total number of Senators in support to 29....

It is also good timing as this morning, the Chairman Leahy announced a hearing titled “S.598, The Respect for Marriage Act: Assessing the Impact of DOMA on American Families”, scheduled for Wednesday, July 20th at 10 AM EST in Washington ..
Some of the witnesses are listed here.  If you want your blood pressure to rise, you can read the usual anti-gay screed (Parents!  Procreation!  Religion!) from the testimony submitted by the witnesses against equality.

President Obama has come out in support of this bill.

There is no chance it will pass.

Update:  Follow a live blog at the Prop8 Trial Tracker
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