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Dumb and DOMA

The decision by the big time law firm to cease representation of the House’s defense of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act is just one more sign of the dramatic sea change that has taken place nationally on this issue, literally within months.

My own Presbyterian Church USA, which defeated an overture that would have allowed gay and lesbian ordination just two years ago, is poised to pass a similar overture within days, probably on May 17th when a number of presbyteries are voting. So far 80 of the required 87 have passed the amendment to the denominations Book of Order, including 16 yes votes that had been no’s.

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