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Which WIll Overturn DOMA First, The Courts Or Congress?

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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