I just signed onto a petition to the United States Senate, urging them to push forward the Respect for Marriage Act, which would repeal the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act. I have written before about the sanctity of unions between gay men and between lesbians. It is about B’tzelem Elohim, that we were all created in the image of God.
Petition to the Senate
Push forward DOMA repeal!
As a supporter of the Human Rights Campaign, I am writing to urge you to push forward the Respect for Marriage Act (S.598), introduced by Sen. Feinstein. As you know, this bill would repeal the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act, and provide equal federal marriage rights to legally committed same-sex couples.
The Human Rights Campaign has been fighting to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act ever since it was enacted — from the delivery of over 340,000 petition signatures and letters to Congress in just the past two years to HRC President Joe Solmonese’s testimony at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in July.
It’s time to advance the Respect for Marriage Act. With the Senate Judiciary Committee now moving this bill forward, I’m counting on you to demonstrate a commitment to the cause of equality by doing everything in your power to repeal DOMA.
I and a majority of Americans support the repeal of this law, and I thank you for considering our position at this critical time for the issue of equality.