DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) has been deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. This federal prohibition against gay couples getting married has been repealed. They are no longer discriminated against. But what about the discrimination against those who are unmarried? Who is protecting their benefits?
And how are the legal benefits afforded by the government to married couples (which encourage marriage) helping to protect marriage? Are they doing anything to decrease the dissolution of marriages?
I don’t think the government has much to do with “defending” any marriages. Does the government even make an impact either way?
One thing is for sure…The government has made the social institution of marriage into a legal institution.
Yes, revoking DOMA is not very romantic, but it is necessary if we want to keep our country free from discrimination.