The above video, which can be found on Rep. Jerrold Nadler’s YouTube channel, shows him introducing a bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act or DOMA, which was signed into law by President Clinton during the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” 90’s.
Nadler is joined by the bill’s sponsors, which include Reps. Barney Frank, Tammy Baldwin, Jared Polis, David Cicilline, and John Conyers. They would like to repeal DOMA, a 1996 law “that discriminates against lawfully married gay and lesbian couples.”
U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler represents New York’s 8th Congressional District, which includes Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, SoHo, Greenwich Village, TriBeCa, the Financial District and Battery Park City. In Brooklyn, the 8th District includes parts of Borough Park, Red Hook, Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Gravesend, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach and Seagate.