Respect for Marriage Act


The Defense of Marriage Act, enacted in 1996 by President Clinton, states that the federal government defines marriage as only between one man and one woman, and that no state or political subdivision needs to recognize same-sex marriages, even if these marriages are recognized in other states. We oppose this direct challenge to marriage equality, and are fighting to repeal this unfair law, and to hold accountable President Obama and the Democratically-controlled Congress for their broken promises to strike the law down.

DOMA deprives gay Americans not only of marriage equality but of numerous other rights, including Social Security, survivorship, and inheritance benefits.

Log Cabin Republicans oppose this intrusion on our rights and civil liberties and thus intends to fight for the Respect for Marriage Act which would repeal this unfair and unconstituional law.