‘Basic protection for families should not end at state border’
Check out this new marriage equality op-ed by Task Force friend Charlene Strong and Task Force board member Hans Johnson, published this week in The Seattle Times. The duo write, in part:
DOMA singles out same-sex couples by denying our marriages the Constitution’s guarantee of full faith and credit extended to other jurisdictions’ contracts. Imagine if your driver’s license weren’t valid in Idaho. That’s the essence of DOMA.
They later write:
… as long as DOMA remains on the books, it effectively severs all such recognition at the state line. This situation is as intolerable for same-sex couples as it would be for straight couples, who enjoy more than 1,000 rights under federal law.