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Marriage equality rightfully would benefit all committed couples

By Jeff Priela

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 24, 2013

~~<p>Marriage is the ultimate expression of commitment and love by two consenting adults. Loving and committed gay and lesbian couples want to marry for the same reason as straight couples: to share their hopes and dreams, be there for one another in good times and bad, and find that special someone to grow old with.</p>
<p>But one federal law stands in the way of true marriage equality. It&rsquo;s called the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). It ought to be thoroughly reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court, because it unfairly denies federal protections to committed same-sex couples who are legally married in their own states. </p>
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Marriage is the ultimate expression of commitment and love by two consenting adults. Loving and committed gay and lesbian couples want to marry for the same reason as straight couples: to share their hopes and dreams, be there for one another in good times and bad, and find that special someone to grow old with.

But one federal law stands in the way of true marriage equality. It’s called the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). It ought to be thoroughly reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court, because it unfairly denies federal protections to committed same-sex couples who are legally married in their own states. Login for more...



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