On Thursday, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) has signed on as a co-sponsor for a bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a ban of gay marriage that was signed into law in 1996 by President Bill Clinton.
Bennet joins 26 other senators that back the “Respect for Marriage Act” (S. 598) which would allow same-sex couples to receive the same federal marriage benefits that heterosexual couples already receive including joint federal income tax filing, Social Security spousal benefits and other traditional marriage benefits.
Bennet says in a press release statement:
The federal government should no longer pick and choose which legal marriages to recognize. Married same-sex couples deserve the same federal marriage benefits that my wife and I enjoy. No married couples should be denied these marriage benefits, and they should not have to worry that their spouses will be denied Social Security surviving spouse benefits or equal family health benefits.
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