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  • Kevin Coyne of Washington holds flags in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on March 27, 2013. The U.S. Supreme Court, in the second day of gay marriage cases, turned to a constitutional challenge to the federal law that prevents legally married gay Americans from collecting federal benefits generally available to straight married couples. (Associated Press)

    Supreme Court justices question DOMA's range, consider effect act has in states

    The federal government has a "powerful interest" in a single, uniform definition of marriage, even if it excludes gay unions that are legal in individual states, the lawyer defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act said Wednesday as the Supreme Court concluded two days of landmark arguments on gay marriage.

  • House attorneys: Marriage law constitutional

    Attorneys for the House of Representatives this week asked a federal court to throw out a case against the Defense of Marriage Act, saying the 1996 law is both constitutional and rational.

  • Clement

    DOMA law firm flap a 'misunderstanding'

    A top partner in the law firm that abruptly dropped the House of Representatives as its client in defending the federal law defining marriage blamed the move on "an unfortunate misunderstanding" that caused the firm to lose one of its top lawyers.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Traditional marriage still popular with majority

    In preparing the legal defense of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) - which defines marriage as the legal union of one man and one woman - attorney Paul D. Clement was twice cited as saying attorneys must defend unpopular political causes ("Firm drops defense of marriage case," Page 1, April 26).

  • **FILE** Rep. Trent Franks, Arizona Republican (Associated Press)

    GOP steps up defense of law on marriage

    The Republican leadership in the House stepped up its efforts Monday to defend the federal government's marriage law, which is already under attack or implicated in as many as 10 lawsuits.

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