DOMA repeal entered in Congress
From Equality Illinois:
Earlier today, members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate introduced the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill that would repeal the discriminatory so-called Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”). Passage of the Respect for Marriage Act would restore the rights of all lawfully married couple—including same-sex couples—to receive the benefits of marriage under federal law. The purpose of this legislation is to require the federal government to equally apply its policy of looking to the states in determining what legal relationships is eligible for federal benefits.
Join us today in voicing your support for the Respect for Marriage Act! Complete and send this Action Alert to your Illinois U.S. Representatives and Senators, and urge them to vote YES for passage of the Respect for Marriage Act. Add your personal story and point of interest to counter arguments put forth by opponents of equality. Show how you and your family will be affected by the passage of this legislation.