House Republican agrees to co-sponsor DOMA repeal bill

09/23/2011 | Advocate.com

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., has become the first Republican co-sponsor of a bill that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. "Her support reminds us that the march to repeal the discriminatory DOMA is not a partisan issue. ... [T]he drive to end DOMA is -- and must be -- a collective, nonpartisan effort that unites Americans behind a simple push for equality," said Rep. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., the original sponsor of the legislation known as the Respect for Marriage Act.

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