Sen. Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont confers Wednesday with his fellow Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California. Mrs. Feinstein is a co-sponsor of a bill to repeal DOMA, which passed Congress in 1996. Mr. Leahy voted for it then, but now supports its repeal.

Sen. Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont confers Wednesday with his fellow Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California. Mrs. Feinstein is a co-sponsor of a bill to repeal DOMA, which passed Congress in 1996. Mr. Leahy voted for it then, but now supports its repeal.