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DOJ Won't Defend DOMA, Other Laws Preventing Equal Treatment for Servicemembers With Same-Sex Spouses - Poliglot -
February 17, 2012
"The Department of Justice sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) today stating that the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments would not be defending the government's laws preventing equal treatment for servicemembers who have same-sex spouses, a decision confirmed by Metro Weekly that was first reported by Talking Points Memo's Ryan Reilly. A White House spokesman tells Metro Weekly the decision is "consistent" with President Obama's determination, made a year ago, that the federal definition of marriage in the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional." -
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