Tuesday, September 15, 2009
RMA: "Respect for Marriage Act" will be introduced to repeal DOMA
Three representatives (Jerry Nadler of New York, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, and Jared Polis of Colorado) will introduce the Respect for Marriage Act of 2009 (RMA), to repeal DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act. The bill would allow federal benefits for gay marriages performed in states that recognize them, byt would not compel any states (or religious groups) to recognize them. A typical story has web URL here.
HRC has a page that cites the 1138 examples where marital status matters in federal law here, on an HRC Backstory page.
The press release from “Freedom to Marry” is here.
I'll provide the HR number is soon as it is published on Thomas or in govtrack.