WATCH: Full Senate hearing on DOMA repeal

Posted on 21 Jul 2011 at 9:53am
Photo by Jamie McGonnigal/EqualityPhotography.com

In case you missed it, below is video of Wednesday’s historic Senate hearing, in it entirety, on the Respect for Marriage Act, which would, of course, repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. Read our recap of the hearing here. Now that the hearing is over, some may be wondering what the future holds for the DOMA repeal legislation. The short answer is — probably nothing in the current Congress. There are enough votes on the Senate Judiciary Committee to mark up the bill and send it to the floor, but it would face an uphill battle there and has zero chance of passing the Republican-controlled House. Andrew Sorbo, a 64-year-old retired school teacher who testified about the impact of DOMA in the wake of his 30-year partner’s death, summed it up best after the hearing: “As a student of history, I’m very cognizant of how this is the beginning of probably a long process. I think it very well may be that it’ll reach the Supreme Court before the Congress acts.”

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