Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy: Markup of DOMA Repeal in the Queue

By: Friday October 14, 2011 3:32 pm

Here’s some good news — The Respect for Marriage Act (S. 598), legislation that would repeal the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act that was enacted in 1996 will head for markup next month, according to Senator Patrick Leahy, who serves as Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.


DOMA Repeal Hearing Scheduled: The Real Story, from Ron Wallen

By: Thursday July 14, 2011 4:06 pm

Much is being made about the prominent voices who will testify at Senator Leahy’s DOMA hearing next Wednesday, but I wanted to highlight the story of one person directly affected by DOMA who will tell his story to Senators next week. Legally married in California, testimony will be heard from Ron Wallen, an Indio, Calif. resident, who married Tom Carrollo in 2008 after being together for 55 years.

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