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Received this e-mail today from Senator Mark Warner (D. VA) regarding marriage equality:
I’m writing to ask for your help on an issue that has gotten a lot of attention recently: marriage equality.

Even though many states now recognize the rights of committed same-sex couples to marry, the federal government continues to discriminate. Same-sex couples are denied all sorts of legal rights – like access to their spouse’s insurance benefits and Social Security survivor benefits – because of an outdated law called DOMA.

That’s just wrong. All married couples should be entitled to the same legal rights – regardless of sexual orientation.

The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments challenging the Constitutionality of DOMA, and I signed an amicus brief urging the Court to do the right thing and strike down this discriminatory law.

Can you make your voice heard before the Court issues its ruling? Please sign my petition and urge the Court to strike down DOMA so that committed same-sex couples get the same legal rights as anyone else:

http://action.forwardtogetherpac.com/...

When I was Governor, I implemented Virginia’s first executive order that explicitly banned discrimination against state employees because of sexual orientation.

And I’m a supporter of marriage equality because I think it’s time that we end the continued discrimination against committed same-sex couples across the country. I’m asking for your help to get the job done.

Will you add your name and tell the Supreme Court that committed same sex couples should have the same rights as anyone else?

http://action.forwardtogetherpac.com/...

Thanks for all that you do,

Mark Warner

You can sign Warner's petition here:

http://action.forwardtogetherpac.com/...

Originally posted to pdc on Tue May 14, 2013 at 08:44 AM PDT.

Also republished by Kossacks for Marriage Equality, LGBT Kos Community, Virginia Kos, and Milk Men And Women.

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