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New Hampshire, USA: Rep. Charles Bass is Third Republican to Support DOMA Repeal

Friday, January 11th, 2013

New Hampshire Rep. Charles Bass is Third Republican to Support Defense of Marriage Act RepealAnother Republican joins the ranks of those supporting a bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. Rep. Charles Bass of New Hampshire has just become the second House Republican within the last week to co-sponsor the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill that will be reintroduced in the House next year, according to the Advocate.

He joins Rep. Richard Hanna of New York, who pledged support for the bill last week, and Florida Congressman Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

“With Congressman Charlie Bass’ announcement that he will be the 160th cosponsor of the Respect for Marriage Act in the 112th Congress, we add another Republican supporter for repealing the so-called Defense of Marriage Act,” Jo Deutsch, federal director for Freedom to Marry told the Advocate.

Authored By Sergio N. Candido – See the Full Story at Edge Boston

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New Hampshire, USA: Third GOP House Member Supports DOMA Repeal

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

New Hampshire, USA: Third GOP House Member Supports Defense of Marriage Act RepealRep. Charles Bass of New Hampshire has become the third Republican House member and the second within the past week to support legislation that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and allow the federal government to recognize the legal marriages of same-sex couples.

Bass, who was defeated for re-election this year, did not release a statement about his decision to co-sponsor the measure known as the Respect for Marriage Act. Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York, the original co-sponsor of the legislation, announced the development in a statement to The Advocate.

“I’m thrilled that Rep. Charlie Bass will be our newest GOP co-sponsor of the Respect for Marriage Act to repeal DOMA,” he said. “Rep. Bass is the second Republican in the past week to endorse equal protection for all Americans. Though he won’t be continuing his service in the next Congress, his commitment to equality and ending discrimination is truly appreciated.”

Authored By Julie Bolcer – See the Full Story at The Advocate

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