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Lawmakers reintroduce DOMA repeal bill on heels of Supreme Court ruling

| Thursday, June 27, 2013
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday reintroduced the Respect for Marriage Act in the U.S. Congress, just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

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Senate Judiciary Committee votes to advance DOMA repeal bill

| Thursday, November 10, 2011
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A U.S. Senate committee on Thursday voted to advance the Respect for Marriage Act, an historic bill that would fully repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage exclusively as a union between a man and a woman.

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Boehner: ‘DOMA is law of the land, and should remain law of the land’

| Saturday, July 23, 2011
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U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) this week indicated that he would not bring up the "Respect For Marriage Act" up for a vote in the House of Representatives.

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White House endorses ‘Respect for Marrriage Act,’ bill would repeal DOMA

| Tuesday, July 19, 2011
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On the eve of the first ever congressional hearing on proposals to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the White House on Tuesday announced President Barack Obama's endorsement of the Respect For Marriage Act -- the bill that would repeal DOMA.

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Senate Judiciary Committee will hold first ever hearing on DOMA repeal

| Friday, July 8, 2011
U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on Thursday announced that, in the coming weeks, the Committee will hold the first congressional hearing on proposals to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

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Legislation to repeal ‘Defense of Marriage Act’ to be introduced Wednesday

| Tuesday, March 15, 2011
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A bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act will be re-introduced in the U.S. House on Wednesday, along with a companion bill introduced in the U.S. Senate.

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Democrats poised to introduce legislation to repeal ‘Defense of Marriage Act’

| Sunday, February 27, 2011
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has announced plans to introduce a bill in the U.S. Congress that would repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the law that defines marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman for purposes of all federal laws.

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Pressure from LGBT community builds on Senators Boxer, Feinstein

| Wednesday, September 9, 2009
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California's two Democratic U.S. senators, Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, are facing increased pressure from LGBT leaders to take charge on pro-gay legislation as Congress returns from its summer recess, according to The Bay Area Reporter. The calls for the two female lawmakers to take...

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