Defense of Marriage Act fight goes to Supreme Court

Two former Oklahoma members of Congress were main authors of 1996 legislation known as the Defense of Marriage Act that is now being challenged in U.S. Supreme Court because it denies federal benefits to same-sex couples.

BY CHRIS CASTEEL Published: March 24, 2013
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WASHINGTON — In 1996, then-Sen. Don Nickles helped lead the charge in Congress to define marriage in federal law as the legal union between a man and a woman.

At the time, no...

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