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House Democrats File Brief Supporting DOMA Repeal
« on: July 11, 2012, 19:58 »
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Led by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), 132 House Democrats filed a brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday arguing that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is discriminatory and unconstitutional.

In the brief, which was filed in the case of Golinski v. U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the members of Congress argued that DOMA "lacks a rational relationship to any legitimate federal purpose and accordingly is unconstitutional." Karen Golinski, a federal employee who is married to another woman, launched the suit to force the federal government to give her spouse the same benefits afforded to heterosexual couples.

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I'm glad to see more efforts to repeal that monstrosity that poorly named as the Defense of Marriage Act. More like Defense of Republican Values Act for Enforcement On All Individuals Against Their Will. I guess DOMA sounded better than DORVAFEOAIATW. It's a same the Respect for Marriage Act won't be able to pass the Republican controlled House; hopefully voters will make it possible to pass such legislation in the near future.
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It would be nice to see DOMA go away for keeps. Give it time; it'll be blown out the government soon enough

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We can only hope.
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