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Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

Public Law 104-199, Sept. 21, 1996

Other reports, documents, & hearings (FDsys, Government Printing Office)

Reports from the U.S. General Accounting Office:

GAO/OGC-97-16 Defense of Marriage Act - letter dated January 31, 1997, responding to Rep. Henry J. Hyde, to identify "all those laws in the United States Code in which marital status is a factor, even though some of these laws may not directly create benefits, rights, or privileges."

GAO-04-353R Defense of Marriage Act - letter dated January 23, 2004, responding to Sen. Bill Frist, to update the 1997 report.

Don't Ask, Don't Tell (Gays in the Military)

See the Issues: Military resources, particularly Servicemembers Legal Defense Network.