Obama Supports "defence Of Marriage Act" Repeal Bill

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President Barack Obama’s “evolving” stance on gay marriage progressed a little further today.The White House announced its support for repealing the defence of Marriage Act, which prohibits the government from recognising same-sex marriage—even when performed legally under state law.

The administration announced in February that it would no longer defend the bill in court, on the belief that the act is unconstitutional.

On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a meeting to discuss the bill, called the Respect for Marriage Act, National Journal reports.

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