Congress Evolves on DOMA, Same-Sex Marriage

When a Republican congressman took to the House floor in 1996 to talk about same-sex marriage, he did not mince words. "The very foundations of our society are in danger of being burned," Rep. Bob Barr of Georgia told his colleagues. "The flames of hedonism, the flames of narcissism, the flames of self-centered morality are licking at the very foundation of our society: the family unit." Barr was speaking in support of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a federal law that defines marriage...Full Story
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