Senate Judiciary Committee to Take Up...

Senate Judiciary Committee to Take Up DOMA Repeal

There are 2 comments on the EDGE story from Oct 26, 2011, titled Senate Judiciary Committee to Take Up DOMA Repeal. In it, EDGE reports that:

The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to take up a bill that would extend "Respect" to all American families--and repeal the anti-gay law form 1996 that forbids any federal level recognition of same-sex couples.

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“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#1 Oct 26, 2011
I finally got one of my Senators (Levin) to sign on as a cosponsor of the bill. Unfortunately the other one (Stabenow) is up for reelection in 2012 and hasn't taken a position yet.

We all know this bill won't go anywhere, but it can still be an important symbolic vote in the Senate in an election year. Is it possible we can beat a GOP filibuster?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#2 Oct 26, 2011
Another thought- Sen Brown in Massachusetts is up for reelection as well, and there will be a lot of pressure on him to vote for the bill if he wants to keep his seat there.

But that's only 1 GOP Senator, and we'd need at least 7 (probably 9) GOP to break a filibuster.

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