GOP Bill Would Curb Federal Recognition Of Gay Marriages

Law360, New York (February 14, 2014, 3:09 PM EST) -- Republican senators on Thursday introduced legislation to bar federal recognition of same-sex marriages when couples reside in states that don’t consider their nuptials valid, signaling resistance to the Obama administration’s reading of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Windsor decision.

The bill from Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., and Mike Lee, R-Utah, mirrors a proposal in the U.S. House of Representatives and reflects objections among some conservatives who say the administration is undermining states’ rights.

“The Obama administration should not be trying to force gay marriage on all...
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