Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

Definition of "Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)"
  1. A federal law that initially allowed states to refuse recognition of same-sex marriages and defined 'marriage' as between one man and one woman. It was later ruled unconstitutional, paving the way for recognition of same-sex marriages across all states
How to use "Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)" in a sentence
  1. The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was a controversial law that was later repealed.
  2. Before its repeal, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) restricted recognition of same-sex marriages.
  3. The repeal of Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was a milestone in promoting marriage equality.

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