7/13/2010

Some federal lawmakers opposed to the Defense of Marriage Act say a federal judge's decision gutting the law highlights the need to repeal it altogether, but Capitol Hill insiders say it's not on the agenda because there aren't enough votes to overturn the 1996 law. "The right of same-sex couples to marry with the same protections, benefits and obligations as straight couples may, ultimately, be decided by the Supreme Court," said Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis.

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