Certain Republicans are not supporting the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA) anymore.
We expected an answer of the Supreme Court of United States in order to know if it was going to decide to hear the cases challenging DOMA and prohibitions of marriage equality. Friday, the Supreme Court has thus decided that it will hear the oral arguments in the challenge to the defense of marriage act in New York (see our article: DOMA Is Unconstitutional For Boston and New York Courts) as well as the prohibition for gay and lesbian couples to marry in California.
As planned, the judges of the US Supreme Court met Friday in order to decide if they agreed to hear the cases against the defense of marriage act (DOMA) and against the bans on marriage equality in US states but for the present, no decision has been made.
The first meeting to repeal DOMA has took place last week. Several people testified and explained how they suffered because of DOMA.
We always need to distribute some awards for stupidy and this week, we've got our winner ! Michele Bachmann, congresswoman in Minnesota, continues to affirm that gay men are a health risk for the public health, that it is a choice to be gay and that gay parents are inferior to straight parents.
Patrick Leahy, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, indicated that the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing "in the next weeks" to repeal DOMA, Defense Of Marriage Act.
The Department of justice defended a lesbian couple against DOMA.
The bill repealing the Defense of Marriage Act has just been sent to the Senate.
Whereas the government had announced it will stop supporting DOMA, which opened a small door to the recognition of gay marriage in the United-States, the immigration announced what is a really big discrimination between gay couples and straight couples.