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With apologies for the self-reference, those who are interested can find a briefing paper on the claim that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is indefensible at the Institute for Marriage and Public Policy website. Examining precedent from various courts, it demonstrates that the weight of authority is strongly in favor of the argument that DOMA is constitutional and that there is no reason to believe that strong arguments can’t be made in its defense.

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