On Thursday, November 10th, the Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on the Respect for Marriage Act to repeal DOMA. We have the 10 votes to pass the bill, but Sen. Grassley is circulating amendments today that would take away rights from married same-sex couples. His goal is to either gut the bill or add enough poison pills that would make Senators waver on the bill, and we can't let that happen.
The Courage Campaign and their members have gotten us the 10 votes we need, and 31 overall in the Senate, along with President Obama's formal, public endorsement. I just signed their emergency petition to Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats today, urging them to oppose any amendments that would weaken the Respect for Marriage Act.