Looks like all the signatures are paying off! The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved (10-8) to advance the “Respect for Marriage Act,” which would end the Defense of Marriage Act. Though, there is no word on when or if the entire chamber will vote.
“I believe it’s pretty clear that the time has come to repeal DOMA. When DOMA was passed no one was affected because no one was legally married because no state had passed a law. That’s changed now. We have 7 states, we have 131,000 married couples, and the discriminatory nature of DOMA is showing up throughout the business and professional communities of this country,” California Senator Dianne Feinstein, the chief sponsor of the measure in the Senate said. [OnTop]