Fellow blogger Christine has some excellent information regarding the creation of a website for the Defense of Marriage Act – DOMA, by a group called The Alliance for Marriage Foundation. They created this website for the purpose of providing support to the DOMA.
What is the purpose of DOMA? It gives each state the right not to recognize same-sex marriages made legal in other states. It federally defines marriage being between a man and a woman, the definition recognized for over 200 years. DOMA was signed into law by President Clinton in 1996 and supported by President Bush as well. President-elect Obama has promised to repeal it once in office.
What will happen if this is repealed? States will be forced to recognize the gay marriages from states where its legal. So the 37 states that have the DOMA active now, and the 47 states that have voted against gay marriage, will then be forced to recognize the marriages of gays from the 2 states where gay marriages are legal, Connecticut and Massachussetts.
Those of us that support marriage between a man and a woman need to let our elected officials know that we wish to keep DOMA active. The ProtectDOMA.org website has links that will locate our officials. It’s pretty handy for those of us who are clueless to whom those people may be.
So stop by the ProtectDoma website (click on image above) and write your elected officials to keep this act in place and also check out Christine’s blog!
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