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Justin Amash Backs DOMA Repeal

WASHINGTON -- Conservative Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) said Friday that he supports repealing the Defense of Marriage Act, though he wouldn't commit to cosponsor legislation to do that.

In an unexpected Twitter exchange with The Huffington Post, Amash, one of the more savvy members of Congress when it comes to social media, began with a tweet stating that the "real threat" to traditional marriage isn't lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples, but government itself.

Justin Amash ✔ @repjustinamash

Real threat to traditional marriage & religious liberty is government, not gay couples who love each other & want to spend lives together.
3:03 AM - 27 Mar 13

This sparked a series of tweets with HuffPost about where he stands on repealing DOMA, a topic that has dominated the news this week as the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the constitutionality of the law.

Justin Amash ✔ @repjustinamash

@jbendery I support repealing federal definition of marriage portion of DOMA. Always have.


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