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Frequently Asked Questions about the President’s Historic Decision to Stop Defending Discriminatory Federal Defense of Marriage Act

In February 2011, President Barack Obama has decided that the government should no longer defend Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which discriminates against legally married same-sex couples by providing that the federal government will not recognize their marriages for any purpose.

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