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DOMA Repeal Hearing: Senate Judiciary Committee members and updated witness list

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Today's hearing is before the full Senate Judiciary Committee. There will be a livestream at the Committee's website here. CSPAN won't be covering the hearing.

Democrats on the Committee are: Chairman Patrick J. Leahy, D-VT, Herb Kohl D-WI, Dianne Feinstein D-CA, Chuck Schumer D-NY, Dick Durbin, D-IL, Sheldon Whitehouse D-RI, Amy Klobuchar D-MN, Al Franken D-MN, Christopher A. Coons D-DE, Richard Blumenthal D-CT. All except Klobuchar are sponsors of DOMA repeal and she told me at Netroots Nation that she does support repeal, even though she's not a cosponsor.

On the GOP side, there are some of the more despicable characters in the Senate -- all blatant homophobes (and one who would probably be better categorized as self-loathing): Ranking Member Chuck Grassley R-IA (his constituents can get married, so he's actively discriminating against Iowans), Orrin G. Hatch R-UT (wannabe teabagger these days), Jefferson Beauregard Sessions R-AL (confederate wannabe), Jon Kyl R-AZ, Lindsey Graham R-SC (enough said), John Cornyn R-TX (he's just a dick), Teabagger Michael S. Lee R-UT and Tom Coburn R-OK.

Here's the updated witness list:

Panel I

The Honorable John Lewis
United States Congressman
State of Georgia

The Honorable Jerrold Nadler
United States Congressman
State of New York

Panel II

Ron Wallen
Indio, CA

Thomas Minnery
Senior Vice President for Public Policy
Focus on the Family
Colorado Springs, CO

Andrew Sorbo
Cheshire, CT

Susan M. Murray
Ferrisburgh, VT

Panel III

Joe Solmonese
The Human Rights Campaign
Washington, DC

David Austin R. Nimocks
Senior Legal Counsel
Alliance Defense Fund
Washington, DC

Edward Whelan
Ethics and Public Policy Center
Washington, DC

Evan Wolfson
Founder and Executive Director
Freedom to Marry
New York, NY

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