The Respect for Marriage Act (S. 598) was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned.

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The Respect for Marriage Act

S. 598: Respect for Marriage Act of 2011

Summary: A bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and ensure respect for State regulation of marriage. (More Info)

The Respect for Marriage Act (S. 598) was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned. It has not yet been reintroduced.

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Human Rights Campaign 1,651,869 Facebook fans 261,558 Twitter followers

The Respect for Marriage Act (RMA) repeals DOMA and restores the rights of all lawfully married couples—including same-sex couples—to receive the benefits of marriage under federal law. The bill also provides same-sex couples with certainty that federal benefits and protections would flow from a valid marriage celebrated in a state where such marriages are legal, even if a couple moves or travels to another state.

By repealing Section 2, the Respect for Marriage Act returns to traditional principles of comity and Full Faith and Credit. Under the RMA, same-sex couples and their families would be eligible for important ...

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American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) 207,542 Facebook fans 168,151 Twitter followers

The Respect for Marriage Act repeals DOMA and affects only federal law. It would not require a state to recognize a valid marriage performed by another jurisdiction. Nor would it obligate any person, organization, locality or state to celebrate or license a marriage between two persons of the same sex. What it would do, however, is end the unconscionable denial of equal protection under federal law to lawfully married same-sex couples and their families.

Under DOMA, LGBT couples and their families are denied the more than 1,100 federal protections and responsibilities that apply to married opposite-sex couples.

To take ...

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Freedom to Marry 260,503 Facebook fans 32,835 Twitter followers

The Respect for Marriage Act would end the federal government’s 13-year old policy under DOMA of singling out legally married same-sex couples for discriminatory treatment by denying more than a thousand federal rights and protections of marriage.

"DOMA was a radical departure from the way federal government has treated married couples throughout most of American history. It makes more sense to respect marriages than to destabilize them. In America, we don't have second-class citizens and we shouldn't have second-class marriages either."--Evan Wolfson, executive director of Freedom to Marry

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American Humanist Association 195,943 Facebook fans 11,976 Twitter followers

The American Humanist Association supports the Respect for Marriage Act, which would effectively repeal the anti-LGBT Defense of Marriage Act in its entirety. The American Humanist Association supports the marriage rights of all citizens, regardless of sexual orientation. The LGBT community should no longer be discriminated against in the eyes of the federal government.

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WinLiberty 65 Facebook fans 349 Twitter followers

WinLiberty supports S. 598.

This is about Equal Protection Under the Law.

Marriage is and ought to remain an agreement between individuals.

There is no legitimate governmental purpose in the private, consensual agreement between marital partners.

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Courage Campaign

In July, the Senate Judiciary Committee held the first-ever Congressional hearing on whether to repeal DOMA. The day before, President Obama, in a rare move, formally endorsed Sen. Feinstein's bill -- the Respect for Marriage Act -- to repeal DOMA. That, combined with the 30 Senators who have publicly committed to repealing DOMA, means we have a lot of momentum.

But Sen. Reed is not one of those 30 Senators, even after July's hearing. Meanwhile, constituents like Beth Vorro and Elizabeth Coderre, together for 26 years, are treated by the federal government as if they're strangers -- and face significant ...

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