What a difference 15 years makes: The decline of DoMA

by on July 23, 2011  •  In Congress, DoMA

A new report from Third Way, a DC think tank, documents the extraordinary shift in public opinion on legal recognition of same-sex couple relationships since the enactment of DoMA in 1996, when it passed the House by a vote of 342 to 67 and the Senate by a vote of 85 to 14. Today the question before Congress has shifted to whether to repeal it, or, more likely within the next few years, how to respond if federal courts declare it to be unconstitutional. For a kind of creepy pleasure, watch these appalling excerpts from the 1996 debates in Congress, compiled by Think Progress:



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