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Obama Administration Defends DOMA in Court


The Obama administration argued in court Friday that the federal government should not be obligated to extend benefits to same-sex couples in states where their marriages are considered legal.

According to Associated Press and blog Joe My God, the Justice Department is at odds with the state of Massachusetts -- the first to legalize same-sex marriage -- over the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage on a federal level as being a union between a man and a woman.

Officlas with the Obama administration have said they feel DOMA is discriminatory but say they have an obligation to defend laws enacted by Congress while they are on the books.

Read more on the suit here.

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