Lawmakers To Repeal Defense of Marriage Act

Michael Gleeson has the story for The Hill newspaper:

“House lawmakers are poised to introduce legislation that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

“The law, which was signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996, defines marriage as between a man and a woman, and prevents same-sex married couples from receiving the same federal benefits as heterosexual married couples.

“Reps. Jerold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), and Jared Polis (D-Colo.) — who is the first openly gay member elected to the House — plan to introduce a bill this week that would scrap DOMA. Baldwin is also gay. . .”

“President Barack Obama during his 2008 campaign promised a full repeal of the DOMA.”

(HT: Matt Hall)

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