Friday, September 11, 2009

Representative Jerrold Nadler expected to introduce bill to repeal federal DOMA

09/11/09 Crain's New York / Marriage Equality New York:

On September 15th, Representative Jerold Nadler of Manhattan and two other colleagues will introduce legislation to repeal the federal DOMA. Attorney Chris Geidner discusses a "certainty provision" of Nadler's proposed repeal that Senator Barney Frank faults on strategic grounds.

09/12/09 Daily Dish:

Andrew Sullivan of The Atlantic comments on a consequence of Senator Frank's position:
To have the leading gay congressman say that gay couples can wait helps put into perspective Obama's caution.

09/10/09 Advocate / ADF Alliance Alert:

Nadler told the Bay Area Reporter in July that the bill would amount to a full repeal of DOMA, including Section 2, which advises states to disregard same-sex marriages that have been legally performed in other states, and Section 3, which prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages.

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