Rep. Engel Calls Again for the Repeal of DOMA – the Defense of Marriage Act

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Engel_EliotWASHINGTON,
DC
– March 27, 2013 — Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY-16) issued the following
statement on the day oral arguments were heard before the U.S. Supreme Court on
the constitutionality of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). 


“In
1996, I voted against DOMA, one of only 67 House Members to do so. This law was
a huge mistake then, and remains one today. I have repeatedly cosponsored a
repeal of DOMA and the arguments at the Supreme Court today will hopefully lead
to the law being struck down making repeal a moot point. The federal government
should not be in the business of discrimination and the suppression of benefits
and rights.  I am hopeful we are witnessing the last days of this
ill-conceived law.”

eHeziRep. Engel Calls Again for the Repeal of DOMA – the Defense of Marriage Act

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