Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Government No Longer Backing DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act)

The United States Attorney General issued a statement today which says the following:

"[The] President has concluded that given a number of factors, including a documented history of discrimination, classifications based on sexual orientation should be subject to a more heightened standard of scrutiny. The President has also concluded that Section 3 of DOMA, as applied to legally married same-sex couples, fails to meet that standard and is therefore unconstitutional. Given that conclusion, the President has instructed the Department not to defend the statute in such cases. I fully concur with the President’s determination."

Now this doesn't repeal it, it just means that they will no longer fight for it. Either way, this is definitely good news for marriage equality!!!

Read the whole statement

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