Tell Congress to Respect ALL Marriages Today!

On Wednesday, March 16th, Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Barney Frank (D-MA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Jared Polis (D-CO), David Cicilline (D-RI), and John Conyers (D-MI), announced the re-introduction of the Respect for Marriage Act (H.R. 1116) in the U.S. House of Representatives. Additionally, for the first time ever, Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced a companion bill (S. 598) in the U.S. Senate. The bill would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and restore the rights of all lawfully married couples – including same-sex couples – to receive the benefits and responsibilities of marriage under federal law. The legislation would also provide married same-sex couples with over 1,100 federal benefits even if they moved to a state that does not recognize their marriage.  Currently Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and the District of Columbia all recognize same-sex marriages. 
  • Find Your Congress Member. To learn the name of your U.S. House Representative and your U.S. Senators, go to http://capwiz.com/pflag/dbq/officials/and enter your address, or call the US Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to your U.S. House Representative or your U.S. Senators.
  • Keep PFLAG Updated. Let us know how your phone conversation or meeting went. Send an e-mail to Rhodes Perry, PFLAG National’s Associate Director of Policy and Programs.

Thank you for moving equality forward!