In the Life, the longest running television series highlighting LGBT issues and culture, this month examines the human cost of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) with their newest episode, "Married But Not Equal."
The episode follows five married same-sex couples and documents the affect that DOMA has had on their families. The episode also examines the battle to repeal the act in Congress and in the courts.
While "Married But Not Equal" focuses primarily on the inequalities in legal rights offered to married gay and straight couples, it is important to remember that marriage is about loving, committed couples who make a lifelong promise to take care of and be responsible for each other, in good times and bad. DOMA denies LGBT couples the chance to have that loving commitment acknowledged and protected by their country because same-sex marriages are not recognized on a federal level, even if the couple is legally married in the state they live in.
In the Life recently received a GLAAD Media Award in Outstanding Digital Journalism – Multimedia for their web short “Injustice At Every Turn.” GLAAD applauds In the Life for their ongoing work in addressing LGBT issues. Watch the full episode of "Married But Not Equal" below.