Obama administration challenges the Defense of Marriage Act

February 28, 2011

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The Obama administration recently deemed the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional.

Last week, Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department would no longer defend cases involving the Defense of Marriage Act. DOMA is the federal law instated during the Clinton presidency saying marriage is confined to the union of a man and a woman. But now defending that law falls to Congress. To learn more about what this move will mean for the future of DOMA—both legally and politically—Eight Forty-Eight spoke with Northwestern University School of Law professor Andrew Koppelman.

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