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Dems Move On DOMA Section Two

Yesterday House and Senate Democrats wasted no time in announcing their plan to overturn the remaining portion of DOMA by reintroducing the Respect For Marriage Act.
The Supreme Court Wednesday threw out just one section of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, and Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-Manhattan, Brooklyn) wants to strike the law's death blow. Nadler and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) celebrated Wednesday's historic Supreme Court decision by introducing legislation that would repeal the rest of the law. They're targeting a particular provision that spares states from recognizing gay marriages conducted legally elsewhere in the country. The new bill would also standardize the federal government's handling of same-sex marriage across programs, they said."We salute today's ruling," Nadler said in a release.
Nadler's bill, needless to say, has little chance of passage in the GOP-dominated House.

RELATED: Rep. Nadler, who has appeared at virtually every LGBT-related event I've attended in the last couple of years, was at Edith Windsor's side yesterday in the West Village.

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