DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) is the the cross to bear for same-sex couples in the United States. I hate DOMA. Most everyone I know wonders how such a blatantly discriminatory piece of legislation could have become a federal act. Still, there are those who seem to have dedicated their lives to making sure the crazy thing stays in place.
Rather than paraphrase what the good folks at GLAD (Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders) have to say about BLAG’s arguments to defend DOMA, I’ll just refer you to their fact sheet:
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