Obama Justice Department Weighs Appeal in Defense of Marriage Act Case

Since taking office, President Obama has rarely walked as fine a line in balancing allegiance to competing interests as he has with the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman. On the campaign trail and as president, Obama has called the law "abhorrent" and urged a legislative repeal. At the same time, his administration has defended the law in federal courts, fending off legal challenges brought by gay and lesbian groups Obama has tried to woo....Full Story
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