Kirsten Gillibrand Would Love It If DOMA Has Ruined Your Life

Not only will Senator Kristen Gillibrand co-sponsor Senator Dianne Feinstein’s bill to repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, she’s also just launched a website that asks you to share your DOMA horror stories. Why? Gillibrand says, “As with DADT, personalizing this fight will be the key to winning it.” Does that mean her website is basically an audition to see who becomes the Dan Choi of DOMA? Interesting…

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  • Alex

    I don’t think it’s as bad as you’re making it sound.

  • Rob

    Surprise, Queerty makes a horror story out of one of our allies again. In other news, Obama won the election and Palin resigned.

  • Chris

    The headline is kind of misleading. At first I thought you guys meant she SUPPORTS DOMA.

  • Owen

    Even closer to avoiding this scumbag site. There’s nothing here that isn’t available from BETTER sources.

    As in sources that don’t troll with their headlines by berating our allies.

  • Jeffree

    Kristen Gillibrand is a long-time supporter of LGB people, and her strategy may help get DOMA repealed. Personalizing the debate with real stories of how lack of marriage equality hurts same-sex couples could be a useful strategy.

    Maybe some commenters here don’t remember the names of our allies as well as they do the names of our enemies?

  • Andrew

    While I’m pretty sure Queerty meant this tounge-in-cheek, Senator Gillibrand has been a huge supporter of our community and is arguably one of the most Pro-LGBT senators in the entire senate. I was extremely proud to have her as a congresswoman and I’m extremely proud to have her as my Senator.

  • Traci

    I don’t honestly understand the problem here. Its okay for Freedom to Marry and the Courage Campaign to do the exact same thing with Prop 8 and anti-gay marriage laws on a state level, but if a senator wants to do it with an anti-marriage law on the federal level its not okay? Perhaps the author of this article should’ve spent more time on explaining their thoughts behind this piece.

  • BT

    Gillibrand is likely our greatest ally in the U.S. Senate. She has done and continues to do more to advance causes important to our community than practically any lawmaker in Washington. Why in the world, then, would Queerty headline this article “Gillibrand would love it if DOMA ruined your life”??? Please rethink.

  • Daniel

    To be honest, I meant to imply that the more heartbreaking a queer person’s DOMA story, the more it would help aid Gillibrand in her quest to get it repealed. Yes, the headline is tongue-in-cheek and meant to generate interest and curiosity because she is one of our biggest allies. I don’t think the story misleads though. She wants a spokesperson, a public face for how DOMA hurts gay people.

  • justiceontherocks

    @Daniel: We understood the headline. It wasn’t funny. Get better at snark or don’t do it.

  • hf2hvit

    SOme of Queerty’s writers are National Enquirer rejects

  • kernelt

    I don’t think it’s fair and smart to bad mouth valued allies…

  • Adam


    I agree. I don’t think this is an accurate representation of what Sen. Gillibrand is trying to do, which is valuable, especially as she can talk about these stories to her colleagues from whom she’s trying to win votes. Stories are what win hearts and minds.

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