Obama, Biden and their party endorse marriage equality; Romney, Ryan and their party oppose any government recognition, down to domestic partnership. Economy? What economy?
Mr. Obama will not only work to repeal DOMA, says Stonewall Democrats Executive Director Jeremy David, but will try to get through Congress the proposed Respect for Marriage Act, which would recognize same-sex marriages for federal benefits, regardless of where the couple is living.
"From there, there are 31 state constitutional amendments to overturn, which is going to take awhile without a Supreme Court ruling to overturn them," David added. After DOMA is repealed, it will make its way back down through the court system in a series of rulings invalidating state marriage bans. Or it can take a combined judiciary-legislative track to the same end. "The court track will likely take less time, but if we have to go state by state to overturn marriage amendments, it will take much longer." Full story here!