Sen. Patrick Leahy says the Senate Judiciary Committee he heads will vote next month on legislation to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
The Vermont Democrat says that overturning the 1996 law was "part of the nation's continuing fight for civil rights for all Americans." He says it's time to ensure equality for gay and lesbian Americans who are lawfully married.
The Defense of Marriage Act also says that no state should have to accept another state's recognition of a same-sex marriage.
The legislation repealing it would make same-sex marriages eligible for the federal benefits that opposite-sex marriages have.
It Can Now be Revealed — the President’s Real Name - News Headlines: U.S, National, World, Conservative, Political, Politics, Election, Latest, Breaking
Bernie Sanders is Not a Social Democrat; He’s a Marxist
Is Titanium Bulletproof?
Watch This Fast Food Worker Explain Why She Deserves to Be Paid More Than Paramedics
ICYMI: Triumph the Insult Comic Dog ends campus political correctness as we know it
New Jersey Man Slays Child | Human Events
Here's What To Expect From Tonight's South Carolina Debate | RedState