Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Obama administration will no longer defend DOMA

LGBT organizations are obviously applauding the Obama administration's announcement it will no longer defend a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act, but it is important to note same-sex couples in New York and 44 other states continue to wait for the opportunity to legally tie the knot.

Maryland lawmakers are poised to pass a marriage bill by the end of this week, while New Hampshire Republicans have introduced two measures that seek to repeal nuptials for gays and lesbians in the Granite State. Obama's announcement is a very welcome development. The struggle for marriage equality in the United States, however, is far from over.

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