Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Respect for Marriage Act

On September 15, 2009 ninety one co-sponsers introduced the Respect for Marriage Act before the House of Representatives. The soul purpose of this act is to repeal the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act, otherwise known and referred to as DOMA. DOMA "singles out legally married same -sex couples for discriminatory treatment under federal law." Conditions of DOMA inlude denying same- sex couples social security benefits, even though they pay the same taxes for it as opposite- sex couples. The congressmen and women along with many other people view this as discrimination. Same- sex couples have the same rights as everyone else including the right to "freely make decisions about their own lives". I think that my classmates as well as any American should read this arcitle because same- sex marriage is currently a much talked about topic and should be informed on the development of the issues.