Govt drops defense of anti-gay marriage law
POSTED: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 1:01pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 8:55am
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says it will no
longer defend the constitutionality of a federal law that bans
recognition of same-sex marriage.
In a statement Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder says
President Barack Obama has concluded that the administration can no
longer defend the federal law that defines marriage as only between
a man and a woman.
The Justice Department had defended the Defense of Marriage Act
in court until now.
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