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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 02:24 PM

Dems offer bill to repeal DOMA


Dems offer bill to repeal DOMA
By Pete Kasperowicz - 06/27/13 09:27 AM ET


Dozens of House and Senate Democrats on Wednesday introduced legislation to repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), after the Supreme Court said it's unconstitutional for the federal government to discriminate against state-approved same-sex marriage.

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), the sponsor of the House bill, praised the ruling as a victory for same-sex couples but said full repeal of DOMA is needed.

"We should rejoice and celebrate today's ruling, but our work is not yet done," he said. "The Court has ruled that Section 3 of DOMA is unconstitutional, but Congress still must repeal the law in its entirety."

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the lead Senate sponsor, said the existence of even a portion of DOMA will affect federal laws and regulations, and thus needs to be scrapped.

"It is time Congress strike this discriminatory law once and for all," she said.

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In the meantime, some Republicans have said they're looking for ways to keep DOMA in place despite the Supreme Court ruling. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) has said he would introduce a new amendment to the Constitution that enshrines DOMA permanently.



http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/308143-dems-propose-bill-to-finish-the-job-by-repealing-doma

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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 02:27 PM

1. This and rewriting the voting rights act.

Should keep the wing-nuts blabbering for a long while

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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 02:34 PM

2. dems are handed multiple golden opportunities for the 2014 elections. will they capitalzie any? nt

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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 02:41 PM

3. Video, from yesterday, (right after Pelosi speaks) Jerrold Nadler speaks @ 40 sec mark - link below

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