Michael Bennet, Democratic U.S. Senator, Is Co-Sponsoring A Bill To Repeal Gay Marriage Ban
On Thursday, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) has signed on as a co-sponsor for a bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a ban of gay marriage that was signed into law in 1996 by President Bill Clinton.
Bennet joins 26 other senators that back the “Respect for Marriage Act” (S. 59
which would allow same-sex couples to receive the same federal marriage benefits that heterosexual couples already receive including joint federal income tax filing, Social Security spousal benefits and other traditional marriage benefits.