Answering today's six OFF-SET questions is Norman Ornstein, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC. A long-time observer of Congress and politics, Ornstein is an expert on politics and election reform and participates in AEI’s Election Watch series.
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(CNN) - In the news: Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Wednesday signed into law a bill that will legalize civil unions for same-sex couples in the Aloha State. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama has ordered the Justice Department to stop defending the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage for federal purposes as only between a man and woman, according to a statement Wednesday from Attorney General Eric Holder.
Answering today’s off-set questions is Jimmy LaSalvia, Executive Director of GOProud, the only national organization representing gay conservatives and their allies.