Jul 19, 2011 8:30 PM GMT
Symbolic (since nothing is going to pass the House), but better than nothing.
http://www.nationaljournal.com/whitehouse/obama-supports-repeal-of-defense-of-marriage-act-20110719The president has "long called for a legislative appeal for the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which continues to have a real impact on families," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters at Tuesday's briefing. He said the president "is proud" to support the Respect for Marriage Act, "which would take the Defense of Marriage Act off the books for once and for all."
Feinstein's legislation has 27 co-sponsors, but not a single Republican. With the GOP in control of the House, she understands the political realities of repealing the bill anytime soon.