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Issue Position: Expanding Civil Rights

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Congressman Schiff is an original cosponsor of the Respect for Marriage Act, legislation introduced in March 2011 to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). DOMA is a bill passed in 1996 which defines marriage as solely between a man and a woman for purposes of federal law, and states that same-sex marriages do not have be recognized across state lines. DOMA is an unneccesary intrusion into areas that are traditionally state authorities. Additionally, many commentators question whether it violates the Constitution's guarantees of equal protection under the law.

In addition to the Respect for Marriage Act, Congressman Schiff is an original cosponsor of the Employment Non Discrimination Act of 2011, which prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of actual or percieved sexual orientation.


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