Obama Asks Court to Overturn Defense of Marriage Act

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Obama Asks Court to Overturn Defense of Marriage Act

 
 

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President Obama weighed in with the Supreme Court today. He filed an amicus brief asking the court to overturn the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) of 1996 denies federal recognition of gay marriages and gives each state the right to refuse recognition of same-sex marriage licenses issued by other states. The act does not prohibit states from allowing gay marriages, neither does it obligate states to recognize the gay marriages from other states. If the court overturns this act, it would make a … [Read More…]

 
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