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DOMA: Obama’s stance deserving of praise

Letter by Nan L. Paris, University Place on Feb. 28, 2011 at 1:45 pm | 28 Comments »
February 28, 2011 2:51 pm

Re: “Obama won’t defend law banning gay marriage” (TNT, 2-24).

I praise President Obama for his step forward for equality by no longer defending the Defense of Marriage Act.

My beautiful, intelligent daughter would not have awakened one morning deciding it would be “fun” to be gay to endure potential discrimination, physical abuse and worse. Now living in Australia, she and her partner, as do all residents, have a civil union which includes social security and federal tax filing.

She told me years ago she wanted what my husband and I have: marriage (48 years), children and a house with the “white picket fence.”

Please remember the last five words of the Pledge of Alliance: “liberty and justice for all.”

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