Last week, the Obama administration announced today that it will no longer defend the discriminatory "Defense of Marriage Act" (DOMA) in court.

In a recent press release, Anthony D. Romero, Executive Director of the ACLU, shared his reaction to the Obama administration's actions.

"The president did the right thing and just propelled gay rights into the 21st century, where it belongs. Our government finally recognizes what we knew 14 years ago — that the so-called 'Defense of Marriage Act' is a gross violation of the Constitution's guarantee of equal protection before the law."

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