Friday, June 12, 2009

Take Action: Obama Defends DOMA

President Obama had a chance to take a strong stance against the Defense of Marriage Act – and he blew it, going back on his promise to repeal the discriminatory law.

In a recent California Federal Court challenge filed by a couple married in California, President Obama's Justice Department filed a brief supporting DOMA and justifying discrimination in government benefits against legally married same-sex couples.

Enough is enough.

Demand that President Obama stop defending DOMA and instruct the Department of Justice to take any and all actions to support its repeal.

Demand President Obama push for complete equality for LGBT Americans, as he promised during his campaign.

We have been promised too much and have waited too long.

Send a letter using EQCA’s Action Center and it will be delivered immediately to President Obama.

President Obama has let us down. He can still fix this mistake, but he must act fast.
Make sure he knows you want full equality now.

Please forward to everyone you know.

In solidarity,

Geoff Kors
Executive Director
Equality California

Sample Letter

[Sender's Name]
[Sender's Address]

Dear President Obama,

I am writing to express my outrage at the legal brief your administration filed in a California Federal Court defending DOMA, the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act -- a law you promised to repeal when you were running for President.

I am writing to urge you to immediately stop defending DOMA, call for its repeal and instruct the Department of Justice to take any and all actions to support that position, including asking the court to strike the brief.

As your support of many broken promises to the LGBT community, I demand that you immediately call for an end to all discrimination against LGBT Americans and demonstrate that you are the "fierce" advocate you claimed you will be.


[First Name] [Last Name]

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