Sen. Dianne Feinstein, accompanied by Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, about the Senate Judiciary Committee's action on legislation to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. Mrs. Feinstein is the lead sponsor of the Respect for Marriage Act. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein, accompanied by Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, about the Senate Judiciary Committee's action on legislation to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. Mrs. Feinstein is the lead sponsor of the Respect for Marriage Act. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)