November 16, 2011
By Adam Bink
They really must be desperate. As reported in the comments earlier today, and received over e-mail, National Organization for Marriage said that the Respect for Marriage Act would be attached to the defense authorization bill in an attempt to pass it:
Reports out of Washington are now indicating that — just a week after forcing a bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) through the Judiciary Committee on a party line vote — Senator Feinstein, Senate Judiciary Chair Pat Leahy (D-VT) and Majority Leader Harry Reid may now attach the DOMA repeal bill to the 2012 Defense Authorization bill, a bill that must be passed in order to fund our servicemen and women through the next year.
“Reports out of Washington” = making stuff up. Notice they didn’t cite any source. Beyond that, Courage Campaign and its members have been working on the Respect for Marriage Act since it was introduced in March, and our Senate allies tell us there are no plans to do so. Our friends at HRC confirmed. It’s just false. And sad.
In the meantime, we’re doing actual work to repeal DOMA.
Whatever their lies, NOM’s scare tactics just raised some coin to fund their homophobia and fight to keep DOMA around, and that’s a problem. If you want to fight back, join Courage as a Sustaining Member and contribute just $5/month or more to help fund our work to repeal DOMA.
You’ll get the button you see on the right. You’ll piss NOM off. You’ll help match whatever they’re raising today. And most of all, you’ll be speeding up the day when we end legalized discrimination against thousands and thousands of loving, committed couples.