Obama Administration says it will no longer defend DOMA

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U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Department of Justice will no longer defend the constitutionality of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act against challenges in court. While the Obama Administration has said it has always been officially opposed to DOMA, the Department of Justice has previously defended Section 3, which bars the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages, in multiple cases.

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U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Department of Justice will no longer defend the constitutionality of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act against challenges in court. While the Obama Administration has said it has always been officially opposed to DOMA, the Department of Justice has previously defended Section 3, which bars the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages, in multiple cases.