U.S. Gay-Marriage Ban Under Assault but Still Potent

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April 10, 2011

"These are frustrating, tantalizing days for many of the same-sex couples who seized the chance to marry in recent years....

"'What was once theoretical now has practical effects that people can see, that can't be explained other than as discrimination,' said Jon Davidson, legal director of the gay-rights group Lambda Legal. 'There are people who've been married six years who are increasingly getting impatient.'...

"Said Jon Davidson, 'Now that even the administration admits DOMA is unconstitutional, that has people wondering why it's still there.'"

Read more in the New York Times.

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