Californian Ron Wallen went before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to tell how, after his partner Tom died earlier this year following a battle with leukemia, he was thrown into financial chaos and is facing homelessness because the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) denies him the benefits that straight spouses are granted.
Particularly touching here is the injustice Ron is faced with at a time when he needs help the most.
Watch Ron’s poignant testimony below:
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