Senator Ben Cardin D-Md.
Senator Cardin also was a cosponsor of similar legislation in the th and th Congresses. Despite this victory for civil rights, large portions of the law still allow for discrimination against legally married LGBT couples," said Senator Cardin.
Congress should pass the Respect for Marriage Act and ensure that the federal government is not complicit in blatant discrimination. America should be a beacon of human rights for nations Beautiful couples ready casual sex Fayetteville the world.
Yeses milf md married gay and lesbian couples should be entitled to the same benefits as heterosexual couples.
Congress should follow the lead of a majority of states, including Maryland, and companies that give full recognition and equality to same-sex couples.
Today, many legally married same-sex couples are being denied equal treatment by the federal government. There still exist loopholes that can disadvantage same-sex couples seeking to access certain Social Security and Veterans Benefits.
The Respect for Marriage Act would address these and other statutory issues. It would also fully repeal Section 2 of DOMA which could allow a court judgment that in some way involves a same-sex marriage Online horny women in Rapid city South Dakota one state to be invalidated by another state.
The bill will not force states to issue marriage s, and it will not force any religious entity to perform or solemnize a same-sex marriage.