Change.org reports that president Obama endorses the Respect For Marriage Act, which seeks to overturn the discriminatory federal DOMA.
Shin Inouye, a spokesperson for the White House, told reporters:
“The President has long called for a legislative repeal of the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act,” which continues to have a real impact on the lives of real people – our families, friends and neighbors,” Inouye said. “He is proud to support the Respect for Marriage Act, introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein and Congressman Jerrold Nadler, which would take DOMA off the books once and for all. This legislation would uphold the principle that the federal government should not deny gay and lesbian couples the same rights and legal protections as straight couples.”
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