On Thursday, the government of the U.S. has been making progress toward ending discriminations in employment and immigration policies as the recent history’s most far-reaching gay-rights breakthrough promptly started making an impact.
Just hours after the Defense of Marriage Act (Doma) was declared unconstitutional by a supreme court ruling, federal government’s many branches including the State Department and Pentagon declared immediate extension of worker benefits to same-sex couples.
Announcement about reviewing immigration policies also came from the Department of Homeland Security. The current policies are not upholding the rights of thousands of mingled nationality gay couples.
The homeland security secretary Janet Napolitano said that they had been working with their federal partners to implement soon the decision of treating all the married couples equally irrespective of their sexuality.
The realistic implications of the annulment of Doma are wide-ranging. More than 1,000 federal laws are related to marital status. So, it is naturally going to bring changes in a number of laws.
President Obama appealed to other countries to make their treatment of minority people better.