Tag Archives: RMA

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR): Approving DOMA Was The Worst Vote Of My Career

Saying that he thought by approving DOMA, he was helping “take the steam out of the Newt Gingrich-Tom Delay Congress, which was using the homophobic right-wing agenda to mobilize their base at the expense of millions of LGBT Americans,” Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) looks back on one of what he calls the “worst vote” of his 13-year Congressional career. It …

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Rep. Jerrold Nadler Announces RMA

Flanked by some of his 91 co-sponsors, yesterday afternoon Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) stood outside the U.S. Capitol to announce the submission of his Respect for Marriage Act (RMA), which would repeal DOMA.

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Rep. Jerrold Nadler’s DOMA Repeal Bill Filed in U.S. House With 91 Co-Sponsors

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) today filed his DOMA repeal bill, the “Respect For Marriage Act,” in the U.S. House with 91 co-sponsors. “Today, we celebrate the first step toward overturning the Defense of Marriage Act and sending that ugly law into the history books where it belongs,” said Nadler, adding that the new RMA bill has 91 original cosponsors. Nadler …

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