Senate May Work To Repeal Defense Of Marriage Act
Senate Majority leader Harry Reid says the Senate may work to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. Even if it has no realistic chance of getting through a divided Congress, it could energize the Democratic base.
“If it gets on the floor, we’ll be happy to take a look at it,” Reid said Thursday. “It’s an important piece of legislation.”
Reid, a Mormon who believes that marriage should be defined as between a man and a woman, said in the wake of the president’s remarks that the government should not prohibit same-sex couples from marrying.
On Thursday, he also said he expects the Democratic Party’s platform to include a stance supporting gay marriage.
“The president is in favor of it, I’m sure it will be” in the platform, he said.