Today, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-Manhattan) will introduce his “Respect for Marriage Act,” which would fully repeal the discriminatory thirteen-year old Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). DOMA currently forbids same-sex couples who have been legally married in their home state (in the states that allow/recognize same-sex marriages) from receiving any of the 1,138 federal rights and protections that come with a marriage license.
Another issue championed by Rep. Nadler—inclusion of LGBT families in comprehensive immigration reform—got a boost today with support from the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
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The AP released a fascinating story yesterday about an unlikely group of marriage equality supporters: straight men and women who have been married to or are currently married to LGBT people.