Last July, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy held the first ever congressional hearing to discuss the consequences of repealing the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act.”
Now he’s promised to call up DOMA repeal bill entitled “The Respect for Marriage Act” for a debate and a vote in the Judiciary Committee this next month. But with at least three federal court cases currently challenging DOMA, we gotta wonder: which government branch has the best chance of repealing DOMA first: the Judicial or the Legislative?
Our money’s still on the judicial based purely on the unlikelihood that the Republican-led House will ever pass a DOMA repeal measure.
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