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The Defense of Marriage Act bars federal recognition of same-sex marriage,
In 1996, President Clinton signed into law the Defense of Marriage Act, colloquially known as DOMA, which forbids the government to extend benefits to same-sex couples who are legally married in their state of residence.
The organized Reform Jewish community is committed to securing civil rights for LGBTQ individuals. We are guided by the basic belief that all human beings are created b'tzelem Elohim, in the Divine image.
According to the National Coalition for the Homeless, 20% of homeless youth are LGBT (even though only 10% of the e