Take action on the Respect for Marriage Act
The so-called Defense of Marriage Act, enacted in 1996, mandates unequal treatment of legally married same-sex couples, selectively depriving them of the 1,138+ protections and responsibilities that marriage triggers at the federal level. DOMA stigmatizes people by dividing married Americans into two classes. Unlike different-sex married couples, same-sex married couples are denied such important protections as Social Security survivor benefits, immigration rights, family and medical leave, and the ability to pool resources as a family without unfair taxation.
Both of Washington State's Senator's, and all but one of our State Representatives (Congressman Norm Dicks of the 6th Congressional District) have co-sponsored the Respect for Marriage Act.
Enter your zip code below to send a message to your U.S. elected official letting them know you support the repeal of DOMA and passage of the Respect for Marriage Act.