Tag: patrick leahy

Judiciary committee passes measure to repeal DOMA

Sponsor acknowledges votes aren’t there yet to get Respect for Marriage Act approved by Senate Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service lisakeen@me.com The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Nov. 10, voted to recommend passage...

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Senate hearing on DOMA repeal is set

‘Respect for Marriage Act’ has 27 co-sponsors so far, all Democrats LISA KEEN | Keen News Service lisakeen@me.com The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled Wednesday, July 20, at 10 a.m. to hear testimony on a bill to...

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Bills to repeal DOMA introduced in House, Senate

Legislation seeking to overturn 1996 law has little chance of passage, but it arrives to a changing climate on same-sex marriage LISA KEEN | Keen News Service When U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, introduced the Respect for...

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Lawmakers to file DOMA repeal Wednesday

Federal District Judge Joseph Tauro in Massachusetts has ruled — in two separate cases, no less — that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. President Barack Obama has said that DOMA is unconstitutional and...

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