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DOMA repeal passes Senate committee

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It's not going anywhere any time soon. This is a nice symbolic victory, but that's all it is.  White House spokesman Shin Inouye released a statement.

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President Obama applauds today’s vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee to approve the Respect for Marriage Act, which would provide a legislative repeal of the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act.” The President has long believed that DOMA is discriminatory and has called for its repeal. We should all work towards taking this law off the books. The federal government should not deny gay and lesbian couples the same rights and legal protections afforded to straight couples.

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