WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 10: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) participates in a news conference at the U.S. Captiol November 10, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Senate Judiciary ... more 
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 10: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) participates in a news conference at the U.S. Captiol November 10, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines Thursday to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, which was signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) less 
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