PETITION: Ask New York's AG Candidates If They'll Sue To Overturn DOMA
Defend The Law has launched a petition campaign asking all of the 2010 candidates for New York Attorney General if they will pledge to sue the federal government to overturn DOMA, as is being done by Massachusetts AG Martha Coakley.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and candidate for Attorney General voluntarily said two weeks ago that she would sue the federal government over the Defense of Marriage Act if she becomes New York’s next attorney general. Now Defend the Law is asking the other five candidates for attorney general in New York for their respective stances on the matter. It is true that New York does not have in-state marriage equality; however, New York is a state that actively recognizes same-sex marriages performed in other states. Thus, to gain standing in the lawsuit, as District Attorney Rice said, the state could represent New Yorkers afforded marital status by New York State, but denied federal marriage benefits by DOMA.Facebook page here. Sign the petition here.