The Respect for Marriage Act Garners Support of President Clinton and Former Rep. Bob Barr, DOMA’s Original Author

from the Office of Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)

Nadler, Baldwin and Polis bill to repeal DOMA gains important momentum

Today, following the introduction of the Respect for Marriage Act by Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO), the legislation has already gained key support from important corners. Among the bill’s backers are former President Bill Clinton, who signed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) into law in 1996, and former Congressman Bob Barr (R-GA), who first introduced DOMA. They join the dozens of civil rights organizations and 91 original co-sponsors of the bill who are pushing for a full repeal of DOMA.

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