March 27, 2013 at 8:42 am
HRC’s Chad Griffin: Strike Down DOMA
Before oral arguments begin this morning in United States v. Windsor—the case challenging the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act—check out this op-ed by HRC president Chad Griffin arguing that DOMA must be struck down once and for all:
"Gay and lesbian couples get married for similar reasons as anyone else. They spend their lives together and merely want the same respect for that commitment that any other couple receives. Sometimes they serve their country together. Sometimes they raise a family together. But whatever their individual circumstances, we have a national duty to afford them the equal protection of the law."
Read the rest here. And if you missed it yesterday, be sure to check out another piece by Chad on LGBT youth and the importance of this historic moment.