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Obama announces support of bill to end DOMA

The White House announced this week that President Barack Obama was throwing his support behind legislation which would effectively kill the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Bennet co-sponsors bill to repeal DOMA

Senator Michael Bennet today signed on as a co-sponsor of a bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.

VIDEO: Polis co-sponsors bill that would repeal Defense of Marriage Act

Colorado Congressman Jared Polis joined with more than a hundred members of Congress to re-introduce the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill that would repeal the ban on same-sex marriage put in place by the federal Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. Polis urged members of Congress to support New York Rep. Jarred Nadler's legislation as a matter of fairness and states' rights.