Senate panel passes repeal of Defense of Marriage Act
November 10th, 2011
01:01 PM ET
7 years ago

Senate panel passes repeal of Defense of Marriage Act

Washington (CNN) - Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to repeal the federal law that defines marriage as between one man and one woman.

The vote that sends the proposal to the full Senate floor was considered symbolic because the measure has no chance of getting passed by the Republican-led House.


Filed under: Same-sex marriage • Senate
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  1. GI Joe

    Republican-led? Is Grover norquist a leader? That's who is dictating to them, so maybe.

    November 10, 2011 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  2. Little Jimmy Truth


    They should talk to Obama. So he loves them.

    November 10, 2011 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  3. The Real Tom Paine

    Didn't Tony Perkins and the Family Research Council give an award to Rep. Walsh, the man who owes over 116K in back Child Support? How well is their latest hero been defending marriage and families? Not very well, by any objective standard. The fact that this gross intrusion ( DOMA) has any support amongst the so-called " small government " crowd shows what arrogant hypocrites they are, and how this contributes to the bred-and-circuses mentality the GOP uses to distract us from their own lack of ideas and courage on how to fix the economy.

    November 10, 2011 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  4. RandyIA

    Not sure if I am speaking for myself or a lot of other Americans as well. Personally I feel that "Marriage" is a religious term that has been around much longer than the US Government. Because of that the fed should have no control over it, and marriage should not be changed by a current law, and kept as it has been for years. If religious organizations want to change it then let them. However, civil unions, which are a creation of government, should be allowed, let anybody who wants to line up in front of the Justice of the Piece and legally made a couple. I think the word Marriage is what makes people more upset about anything. I think a lot of people assume that if it is allowed in the state, that anyone who performs Marriages, must perform them for same-sex couples. This I realize is not true, but, one thing to think about, could there be a potential discrimination lawsuit, if a clergymen would not perform a ceramony for same-sex couple.

    November 10, 2011 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  5. rs

    Well, holding anti-Civil Rights; anti-minority and anti-Gay positions IS the Republican way!

    November 10, 2011 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    DOMA is unconstitutional anyway and it was from the get-go. Just be patient. The GOP will be proven to be on the wrong side of history yet again. It's just standard operating procedure for them, which is why they are so frantic and desperate to rewrite history all the time.

    November 10, 2011 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |