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Mayors of LA, San Francisco Criticize DOJ Over Gay Marriage Brief
Posted By Mary Jacoby On June 14, 2009 @ 10:17 pm In News | Comments Disabled
The mayors of San Francisco and Los Angeles criticized the Justice Department for its recent brief defending the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the 1996 law that says the federal government doesn’t recognize gay marriage.
“I think it’s a big mistake,” San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom said, according to the LA Times.  Newsom made is remarks as he and Antonio Villaraigosa, the mayor of LA, kicked off the annual LA Pride parade in West Hollywood.
Read our previous coverage of the uproar in the gay community over the Obama DOJ’s position here .
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