I’ve gotten recent news that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) has been repealed. DOMA has prevented all same-sex couples from their rights as Americans. The bill refuses to recognize same-sex marriages performed under the law of states. For example, if a gay couple were to join the military, their marriage would not be recognized. Therefore, their family will not receive federal rights as a military heterosexual married couple.
On to the good news! DOMA Section 3 has been repealed. This means that homosexual marriages will soon be acknowledged in their rights. California Democrat, Senator Diane Feinstien, has reintroduced the Respect for Marriage Act to the Senate. This Act requires the U.S. federal government to recognize same-sex marriages. This does not mean the marriages will be acknowledged in all states, but valid in states that have legalized same-sex marriage. Though this action is very small, there are still more stages the U.S. has to take for full same-sex equality.
Believe it or not, this is a step towards change and more to come. I believe once something good happens, it all becomes a trickle effect of positive actions. I appreciate all that support same-sex equality, just all human equal rights in general. It’s time for people to get out of their close-minded state, and to accept reality for what it is.
Cheers to change!