Today’s story in the Boston Globe reminded me that despite our tremendous victory in MA, we still have so much work to do around in the country in support of marriage equality. Whether in California or in DC, we need to keep up the pressure to secure equal rights for all citizens.
As some of you know, I am working with Steve Pagliuca. Today, he issued a statement in response to the Globe article and the court case taking place in Boston. The statemet is below – I look forward to your comments.
Statement by Steve Pagliuca on the Defense of Marriage Act:
“As the case currently before the U.S. District Court in Boston demonstrates, the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and should be overturned. This ill-conceived law discriminates against couples that have been legally-married and are constitutionally entitled to federal rights and benefits. It is simply unacceptable that we have on our books a law that permits same-sex couples to be treated as second-class citizens, and it is unfortunate that the Obama Administration has chosen to defend this law. If I’m elected to the Senate, one of my first acts will be to support legislation to repeal this harmful law.”