House reinforces DOMA; Senate to consider repeal

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved an amendment to a defense appropriations bill reaffirming the Defense of Marriage Act, which limits federal recognition of marriage to unions between a man and a woman. Six Republicans crossed party lines to vote against the measure, but 19 Democrats backed it. Meanwhile the Senate Judiciary Committee is set to hear testimony on repealing DOMA in the next few weeks.

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