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Bill To Repeal DOMA Coming Next Week

Jim Burroway

September 10th, 2009

The Advocate is reporting that Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) will introduce legislation next Tuesday to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. According to reporter Kerry Eleveld, the bill has just over fifty cosponsors. The bill’s introduction is slated to be announced during a press conference on September 15 at 11 a.m. EST.

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Lindoro Almaviva
September 10th, 2009 | LINK

As they say in my country about f***ing time

With apologies for the crude language.

John
September 10th, 2009 | LINK

If Nancy Pelosi is unwilling to allow this to come to a vote, I hope the good people across the Bay from me vote her out of office.

GreenEyedLilo
September 10th, 2009 | LINK

They say it here, too, Lindoro. In fact, that was exactly my reaction, without the asterisks!

Thank you, Representative Nadler.

Edwin
September 10th, 2009 | LINK

It’s about time. I just hope that go through with it and get it done. It never should have been put in place anyway.

Emily K
September 10th, 2009 | LINK

It impinges on State rights. It makes the local government harder to serve its local people. No conservative serious about such matters would argue it does anything else.

Eddie89
September 10th, 2009 | LINK

Awesome!

Lindoro Almaviva
September 10th, 2009 | LINK

Oh, the original didn’t have the asterisks. They were added by our benevolent editor so i wouldn’t make a fool out of myself.

staci
September 10th, 2009 | LINK

Because of DOMA, I could not sponsor my spouse when we moved to Germany. I am a federal govt employee and I am treated as a single person with none of the benefits that my other married co-workers enjoy. Yesterday, the German Govt was kind enough to recognize our marriage and granted my spouse a residence visa so that we can stay together. When I asked the American Govt to allow me to sponsor my spouse, they cited DOMA and showed me the door. Thank you Germany for having the compassion to allow me to sponsor my spouse so that we may remain together while I am working in your country.

Ben
September 11th, 2009 | LINK

Emily K, how would it make it harder for local government to serve if DoMA were repealed? Right now it makes it harder, because states like Mass are not able to grant the rights that they have voted to give.

Sounds to me like code for, “it makes it harder for Christians to persecute gay people” wrapped in shiny weasel-words.

Emily K
September 11th, 2009 | LINK

Ben, I meant that the IMPLEMENTATION of DOMA makes it harder for local government to act. The “it” in my statements is “DOMA.” You mis-read what I wrote.

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