I want to thank all of the U.S. Senators, Democratic Senator Tim Johnson of South Dakota being the latest (at the time of writing), who have come out in support of marriage equality. The words you have spoken are very loud indeed, but as they say, actions speak louder than words. So my question to all of you have come out in support of marriage equality is this: Where is the bill to repeal the atrocious "Defense of Marriage Act" or DOMA?
I have to wonder why none of them have introduced the bill to repeal DOMA. Is it because they are scared of a political backlash in their home states? Are they waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down DOMA this summer? Is it because they are sure repeal of DOMA will fail in the House of Representatives?
No matter the reasons they may have for not filing the bill to repeal DOMA, the reasons aren't good enough. Not to me and not to the millions of gays and lesbians who will forever be treated as second class citizens as long as DOMA is law. It is passed time for each of these Senators to show some real leadership and not just offer rather empty platitudes.