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Respect for Marriage Act Announced

Although the journey has been long for those fighting for same-sex rights, it has not been for naught. The White House announced this week that it will support the upcoming legislation that will repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

As one of his campaign points, the President frequently spoke about providing rights for same sex couples. While the announcement comes three years later, it appears as though the President will keep his word. A White House spokesman stated this week that the President is "proud" to support the new legislation entitled "Respect for Marriage Act."

If passed, the new act will repeal DOMA, denying the federal government the ability to refute lesbian and gay couples' rights.

Are you curious about rights for same sex couples in the state of New York? If you answered "yes", we encourage you to contact a Long Island domestic partnership attorney from our law office. Our litigators can review your rights with you and also answer questions that may be weighing on your mind about the laws surrounding your same sex relationship.