Lawmaker: Action is unlikely in 2010 on repeal of federal marriage ban

12/11/2009 | DC Agenda (Washington)

A House bill that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act will take a back seat next year to overturning the military gay ban, adding domestic-partnership benefits for federal employees and passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, according to U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., sponsor of the Respect for Marriage Act. Nadler said he hopes the passage of the other LGBT-rights measures will provide momentum -- and garner additional sponsors -- for the marriage-ban repeal.

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