A reader writes:
DOMA should be renamed the "Homosexual Discrimination Act of 1996" or HDA. It is the most discriminatory piece of legislation passed in the last 50 years, and a Democrat signed it into law. DOMA's reach is vast and affects legislation even today.
I agree that the foreign born provision is the most cruel. My partner of near 5 years is from the Czech Republic. I spend $15,000 to $20,000 a year visiting him and bringing him here. Each time he comes I must write a letter to Homeland security taking responsibility for his timely exit from the country and swear I have the resources to support him while he is here and be able to produce proof of financial resources upon request from the US customs officials.
I have considered legal action but I fear the attention would hurt my business I have worked hard to build. I'm a life long Republican and still hold many Republican positions but I voted Obama this time.
Because it's all for nothing if you don't have liberty.
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