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Obama Justice Department files new DOMA brief, calling the law ‘discriminatory’ and in need of repeal.

The Obama administration has been seeking to dismiss a suit brought by a gay couple in California challenging the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). In June, the Obama Justice Department’s brief defending DOMA infuriated LGBT activists because it referenced incest and child rape when talking about marriage equality. Today, however, the Justice Department has filed [...]
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Obama admin shifts gears on DOMA

Politics / US Politics : Political Animal (5 years ago)

OBAMA ADMIN SHIFTS GEARS ON DOMA.... In June, the Justice Department filed a brief defending the Defense of Marriage Act against a legal challenge, despite the president's stated opposition against the law itself. Whether the admini... Read Post

Obama Justice Department Defends Defense Of Marriage Act – That Candidate Obama Opposed

Politics / US Politics : Political Punch (6 years ago)

President Obama’s Justice Department filed legal papers late Thursday to dismiss the first same sex marriage case filed in federal court. The Justice Department defended the Defense Of Marriage Act, or DOMA, which as a candidate the... Read Post

Government's defense of DOMA

Politics / US Politics : First Read (5 years ago)

From NBC's Pete Williams Though the Obama administration calls the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)  discriminatory, the Justice Department nonetheless is defending the law in a court filing today in Massachusetts. The state h... Read Post


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