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DOMA Repeal Picks Up GOP Support

Jim Burroway

December 30th, 2012

I missed this bit of news, coming as it did late on Friday afternoon before Christmas, but Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY) announced that he would sign on as co-sponsor for the  Respect for Marriage Act, the proposed bill to overturn DOMA. Hanna, who was just elected to a second term, joins Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) in backing DOMA’s repeal.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Rep. Charlie Bass (R-NH) confirmed that he has become the third Republican to sign on as co-sponsor of a bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. Unfortunately, he waited until after he lost his bid for re-election last month to Democrat Annie Kuster. So, you know, whatever. Bass voted for DOMA in 1996.