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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Launches 'Repeal DOMA' Website

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today launched RepealDOMA.com, a website dedicated to the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act.

Wrote Gillibrand at the HuffPo:

Gillibrand

We must repeal this discriminatory law. There is no reason same-sex couples should be denied the same rights that my husband and I and so many other straight Americans enjoy. For me it comes down to the very simple principles that every American should be able to marry the person they love, and that discrimination against LGBT Americans is unconstitutional and wrong.

The law as it currently stands denies federal benefits to thousands of legally married couples -- more than 1,100 federal rights and privileges enjoyed by straight couples, including hospital visitation, inheritance and some health care benefits. It discourages states from recognizing these legal marriages and it denies millions more Americans the right to marry the person they love.

This is wrong.

Repeal DOMA [website] (via equality matters)

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  1. I just spoke to some folks from Canada, and they can't believe we are still discriminated against.

    Discrimination became illegal up north years ago.

    Posted by: r | Mar 1, 2011 9:01:38 PM


  2. well R

    canada also just said no to a bill to allow lieing in the news (thus nixing fox canada from happening)

    Go figure. canadians like truth

    It also highlights how backasswards the US is. With the nixing of the fairness doctrine by reagan we saw the rise of televangelists, far right radio, fox, and the sinking of CNN from what it was under Ted Turner

    Posted by: mstrozfckslv@yahoo.com | Mar 1, 2011 9:17:33 PM


  3. I just signed up!!!

    Posted by: Jim | Mar 1, 2011 11:58:10 PM


  4. People, it is important that we share this link with as many people as possible.

    www.repealdoma.com

    Posted by: Davor | Mar 12, 2011 12:22:31 PM


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