Respect for Marriage

 Posted by at 22:07  Politics
Jul 192011

In response to a question during today’s White House press briefing, Press Secretary Jay Carney stated that President Obama fully supports the Respect for Marriage Act, which would fully repeal the unconstitutional Defense of Marriage Act passed by both houses of Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996…

I can tell you that 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. He is proud to support the Respect for Marriage Act, introduced by Sen. Feinstein and Congressman [Jerrold] Nadler [(D-N.Y.)], 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.

Good on you, Mr. President.