RIPR News
9:22 am
Mon January 9, 2012

Sen. Jack Reed unsure of Defense of Marriage Act repeal

Providence, RI – U.S. Senator Jack Reed says he wants to be thoughtful and not rush a decision on whether he will support repealing the Defense of Marriage Act, also known as DOMA. The law blocks federal recognition of same-sex marriage, and Reed voted for it back in 1996. When asked whether he supports a bill repealing DOMA, Reed says he's thinking about it.

"It's an issue that I think is very important to a range of people," Reed says. "It's something that requires I think very careful, and thorough, and deliberate thought and then a decision."

Reed is the only member of the state's congressional delegation who is not a co-sponsor of the Respect for Marriage Act undoing DOMA.

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