For Immediate Release
Task Force Action Fund Slams DOJ Brief Attacking Same-Sex Couples, Reiterates Call for Immediate Repeal of DOMA
WASHINGTON - The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund again
calls for immediate repeal of the federal "Defense of Marriage Act."
The Task Force Action Fund also denounces the egregious language used
by the Department of Justice in its recent brief seeking to dismiss a
challenge to DOMA.
Statement by Rea Carey, Executive Director
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund
"DOMA is and has always been an immoral attack on same-sex couples,
our families and our fundamental humanity. This law has only served to
discriminate against Americans and belittle our nation's heralded
values embracing freedom, fairness and justice. The Task Force Action
Fund demands President Obama and Congress immediately repeal this
hateful law, which has left a moral scar on our nation and its worthy
pursuit of equal justice for all.
"Unfortunately, the malicious and outrageous arguments and language
used in the Department of Justice's marriage brief is only serving to
inflame and malign the humanity of same-sex couples and our families.
This is unacceptable.
"This ugly chapter in our nation's history must come to an end now with the repeal of DOMA."
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force builds the political power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community from the ground up. We do this by training activists, organizing broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, building the organizational capacity of our movement and generating groundbreaking research through our Policy Institute.