April 21, 2009
Federal gay rights legislation: time for a new, more sweeping approach?
Tired of what they see as a too-timid incremental approach by Congress and leading LGBT rights groups, two gay philanthropists are advocating an omnibus federal LGBT rights bill. According to the Washington Blade,
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The draft Equality & Religious Freedom Act released last week on the eQualityGiving.org web site also includes: language repealing the Defense of Marriage Act; a provision repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell;” a provision incorporating the Matthew Shepard Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act; and a provision incorporating the Uniting American Families Act, which would give the same immigration rights to foreign-born same-sex domestic partners of American citizens that currently are given to heterosexual foreigners married to Americans.
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