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Markey: DOMA is Unconstitutional


Location: Washington, DC

Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) joined 211 of his colleagues in filing an Amicus Brief in the case of U.S. v. Edith Schlain Windsor. The brief argues that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional.

"It's long past time to abolish DOMA and send this discriminatory law to the pages of the history books," said Rep. Markey. "I voted against DOMA in 1996 and have fought to repeal it ever since. We must ensure that LGBT Americans have the same freedom as any other American to marry and receive the full array of benefits and protections under the law. I am proud to join my colleagues in Congress today to urge the Supreme Court to stand up for equality and repeal DOMA once and for all."

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