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DOMA Repeal Scheduled for First Ever Hearing

July 15, 2011 - by Donny Shaw

For the first time ever, a committee in Congress will hold a hearing on repealing the Clinton-era Defense of Marriage Act and requiring states to recognize all marriages that are considered valid in the state where the marriage was conducted. The bill in question, entitled the "Respect for Marriage Act," is scheduled for a July 20 hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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