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Why Won’t These Democratic Senators Support Killing DOMA?

Why won’t either Pennsylvania’s Democratic Sen. Bob Casey nor Michigan’s Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow come out swinging for the repeal the Defense of Marriage Act? Is it that difficult a question?

Apparently so.

Appearing on CNN on Sunday, Sen. Casey, who is on the record defending DOMA (but supports civil unions for gays, and hate crimes protections), says a DOMA repeal isn’t the best option, but points to other progress on gay rights issues. Fine, but why no repeal?

Same goes for Sen. Stabenow, who supports the Matthew Shepard Act and ending Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. She wants domestic partnerships. But c’mon, what about marriage?