Letter from Patrick Leahy,
I’ve got great news to report: Today, by a 10-8 vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Respect for Marriage Act, legislation that would repeal DOMA and ensure the equality of all state-sanctioned marriages!
This is an historic milestone in our ongoing fight for freedom and equality. But we’re not done yet. Next, the Respect for Marriage Act heads to the floor where I hope it will be debated and passed by the full Senate soon.
Six states, including Vermont, and the District of Columbia now recognize that all of their citizens have the freedom to marry, including same-sex couples. But because of DOMA, thousands of American families are being treated unfairly by the federal government.
This is wrong — and we’ve got to change it. We must repeal DOMA to ensure the freedom and equality of all of our citizens.
Thank you for your continued support in this critical fight.
P.S. This is a great opportunity to remind everyone in your family to sign our petition at WeRespectMarriage.com — and invite your friends to take action, too!
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