For example, my gay marriage would not be recognized if I moved to, for example, Georgia (where I would love to live, incidentally). And if I had married an Irish citizen, she would not get her green card by marrying me. And this law also means that when Jen and I file our US tax returns, we file single returns, not joint returns (and we lose money).
If this sounds complicated, just imagine the implications of gay divorce - these NY Times articles are depressing!
There is a lawsuit filed by GLAD to challenge DOMA but it has already been dismissed by the U.S. Justice Department. It will take an act of Congress or Supreme Court ruling to repeal this law.
Do you know anyone who has been affected by the strange law known as the Defense of Marriage Act?
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