Repeal of Defense of Marriage Act

Witnesses testified for and against legislation that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 law signed by President Clinton… read more

Witnesses testified for and against legislation that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 law signed by President Clinton that bars federal recognition of same-sex marriages. Proponents of the Respect for Marriage Act focused on the numerous benefits denied to legally-married same-sex spouses. Opponents focused on the issues of religious liberty, child welfare, and the potential impact on state laws. close

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Repeal of Defense of Marriage Act

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Program ID:
300613-1
Category:
Senate Committee
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Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 20, 2011
Last Aired:
Aug 29, 2011

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  • Jul 20, 2011 | 11:07am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 21, 2011 | 12:06am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 22, 2011 | 2:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 23, 2011 | 7:57am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 23, 2011 | 7:58am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 29, 2011 | 3:18pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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