The “Respect for Marriage Act”: Response by WDI USA Lesbian Caucus

On December 13, 2022, the “Respect for Marriage Act” was signed into law by President Biden. This legislation repeals the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which had previously defined marriage federally as a “legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.” In addition, it requires all states to recognize a marriage “if the marriage is between 2 individuals and is valid in the place where entered into…” Finally, it mandates that the federal government recognize valid state marriages.

You can read WDI USA Lesbian Caucus's response to the "Respect for Marriage Act" here