The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is controversial for its definition of marriage as between a man and a woman and for the feeling of security it has provided states wishing to avoid any legal recognition of the relationships of same-sex couples and families. Because DOMA restricts marriage thusly, it deprives same-sex couples of numerous federal benefits, including tax, Social Security, health care, and retirement benefits.
Congress Should Clean Up Its Own DOMA Mess
The Connecticut Law Tribune
December 28, 2012
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