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Schneiderman Supports Obama's DOMA Order
February 23rd, 2011

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a statement today supporting the Obama administration’s new position that the Defense of Marriage Act violates the rights of same-sex couples. DOMA bans the recognition of same-sex marriage.

As the state’s top law enforcement officer, I agree with the administration’s view that the so-called Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.” Schneiderman said in a statement. “Today’s announcement that the Justice Department will drop its defense of this statute moves us closer to fulfilling the principle that all Americans should be treated equally under the law.

US Attorney General Eric Holder sent a letter to Congress today informing the body that the Justice Department will take the position in court that the Defense of Marriage Act violates couple’s rights to equal protection.

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