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Sen. Feinstein Intends to Introduce Bill Repealing Gay Marriage Ban

February 24, 2011
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Senator Feinstein announced today that she intends on introducing a bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.  She believes that the federal government should not interfere with two people who choose to enter into the contract of marriage.

On the heels of President Barack Obama’s announcement that the federal government will no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., issued a statement Wednesday saying that as a Senate Judiciary Committee member, she intends to introduce a bill that would repeal the act once and for all.

The 1996 law defines marriage as a union between and man and a woman.

“My own belief is that when two people love each other and enter the contract of marriage, the federal government should honor that,” she said. “I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. It was the wrong law then; it is the wrong law now, and it should be repealed.”

via Sen. Feinstein plans bill to repeal gay marriage ban – Wire – Lifestyle – bellinghamherald.com.