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Same-Sex Marriage Activists Look to Law

Date: May 11, 2012
Author: Tara Siegel Bernard
QUOTE: Several cases are winding their way through the judicial system, most of which challenge the Defense of Marriage Act, which was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996 and defines marriage as between one man and one woman. The myriad indignities that gay couples and their families regularly encounter are one reason many of them say they are fighting to  dismantle the law. But the financial burden they also bear can be measured. And several court cases put that into stark focus.

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