Monday, Oct 05th

Last update05:56:52 AM GMT

You are here News Politics Obama endorses repeal of Defense of Marriage Act

Obama endorses repeal of Defense of Marriage Act

E-mail Print PDF

Obama supports repeal of DOMAPresident Obama endorses a new congressional proposal to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, which basically defines marriage as between a man and a woman. This year, the administration said it would no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act in federal court.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said: 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. (Dianne) Feinstein and

Congressman (Jerrold) Nadler, 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.

Proponents of same-sex marriage hope a Senate committee hearing Wednesday will mark the beginning of the end for a 15-year-old law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California says she is under no illusion that Congress will act this year to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. The Democratic lawmaker views the Senate Judiciary Committee's first hearing on the law as an important first step.


Most Recent Related Stories...

Donald Trump: I would send Syrian refugees home

TrumpDonald Trump has said he would send home all Syrian refugees the US accepts, if he...

FACT CHECK: Math in Trump’s tax plan doesn’t always add up

TrumpIn proposing a major overhaul of the U.S. tax system, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump vows...

Clinton campaign blasts McCarthy for admitting political goal of Benghazi panel

Kevin McCarthyHillary Clinton’s campaign and its allies are seizing on House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s boast that...

Boehner slams some GOP hard liners as 'false prophets'

John BoehnerHouse Speaker John Boehner warned Sunday against "false prophets" in his own party making unrealistic promises,...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!